Monthly Archives: June 2019

BLOOMbox All Summer Long


This summer the BOOMbox, our self-directed STEAM learning space, is looking at topics related to gardening, botany, and ecology and has been dubbed BLOOMbox for the duration of the rotation. We’ve focused on these topics previously and have found our community is really drawn to the hands-on learning associated with gardening alongside discussion topics related to ecology, sustainability, and conservation. We learned a lot from the first go around and here’s an overview of what we’re exploring this summer. The rotation is designed to feature about three stations each week, with one always being very hands-on and more maker-based while the [...]

BLOOMbox All Summer Long2019-06-30T11:17:36-06:00

LINK Program Intern Comes to SSI: Part 2


Willa Kopp-DeVol, a Junior at Animas High School in Durango, Colorado, recently served a 3 week internship at the Space Science Institute (SSI) in which she worked with both the research and education departments. Her school’s Leading Internships for New Knowledge (LINK) Program takes students beyond the classroom walls in order to clarify personal, college and career goals while teaching invaluable professional skills and life lessons. Below is the second installment of this blog series. Click here to view part 1 of her personal thoughts on her internship experience. Education Department of SSI By Willa Kopp-DeVol (May 10, 2019) For the last 2 weeks [...]

LINK Program Intern Comes to SSI: Part 22019-06-20T08:15:36-06:00

Participate in Evaluation of NASA’s Summer 2019 AstroPhoto Challenge


  By Colleen Manning, Director or Research, Goodman Research Group   Dear STAR Net Librarian, I’m writing to let you know about an opportunity to participate in an evaluation of NASA’s AstroPhoto Challenge—an exciting summer STEM learning experience using MicroObservatory telescopes, astro-image enhancement tools, and real NASA data. The evaluator for NASA’s Universe of Learning is seeking group leaders interested in facilitating a NASA’s Astrophoto Challenge workshop in June or July. NASA’s Summer 2019 Astrophoto Challenges involve the following: Participants capture their own real telescope image of the Whirlpool Galaxy (the target of the Summer Challenge) using the MicroObservatory robotic telescope network, [...]

Participate in Evaluation of NASA’s Summer 2019 AstroPhoto Challenge2019-06-03T13:20:10-06:00
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