STAR Net’s Our Planet: EARTH campaign is a celebration of NASA’s focus on understanding how Earth’s oceans are changing and their impact on sea life and our weather and climate systems. What happens in the ocean impacts not only our coasts but the whole country, because Earth is a global, dynamic system.
STAR Net partners include the American Library Association, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Education Development Center, Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), and NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.
During the summer of 2022, 16,000 libraries across the country will celebrate earth science in their summer learning programs. The slogan “Oceans of Possibilities” was chosen by CSLP and many library professionals to help inspire children of all ages to dream big and think about all the ways that they can make our World a better place to live for all of humanity and to put their ideas into ACTION.
In January 2019, ALA on behalf of its members adopted “sustainability” as a core value of librarianship. To be truly sustainable, a community must embody practices that are environmentally sound AND economically feasible AND socially equitable. Click here for the details on this resolution.
Public libraries across the U.S. and beyond are invited to participate in this campaign and take advantage of the many resources that are available on this campaign website and others that we link to. Resources include STAR Net’s STEM Activity Clearinghouse activities, videos, images, a media toolkit, live streaming events, and relevant Citizen Science activities.