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NASA’s Universe of Learning Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA “Program Cookbook”


Provided by the GSAWN Team The Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA (GSAWN) project within NASA’s Universe of Learning empowers libraries and community-based organizations to engage girls and their families in exploring the wonders of NASA science and celebrate the contributions of women to science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM). This Program Cookbook is designed to guide you as you create your own Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA event using NASA’s Universe of Learning resources. Like any typical cookbook, this Program Cookbook includes “recipes” for events, ordered by topic. For each topic, the following sections are provided: menu of activities and [...]

NASA’s Universe of Learning Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA “Program Cookbook”2021-02-10T15:15:40-07:00

Application Deadlines for DiscoverE’s Outreach Grants Are Approaching Fast


Application deadlines for DiscoverE's outreach grants are approaching fast! Don't miss your chance to fund your events for Engineers Week and Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. APPLY TODAY! We have $250-$1000 grants available for virtual and in-person programs: Due Oct 31: Bell Girl Day grants for girl-centered programs Due Nov 14: Engineers Week grants for underserved students Looking for more resources in engineering outreach? Check out our best practices for achieving diversity in engineering and how to be a (virtual) role model.

Application Deadlines for DiscoverE’s Outreach Grants Are Approaching Fast2021-01-27T16:35:39-07:00

Virtualizing Your Programs and Activities


Have you felt like remote learning during COVID-19 has been hectic and stressful? You are not alone and it doesn’t have to feel that way going forward. Join MMSA's ACRES Project today and participate in highly interactive coaching sessions. The ACRES Project brings together afterschool educators in live and interactive virtual workshops. They create small communities of reflection, so you have a safe and brave space to learn new skills. They offer you contact hours, certificates of attendance, and many ready to use resources.  And they are excited to announce... stipends are still available and new cohorts are starting soon! In response to COVID19,  a [...]

Virtualizing Your Programs and Activities2021-01-27T16:39:07-07:00

Libraries Invited to Bring Engineering and Engineers to their Community: A Virtual Program during November 2020


The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is partnering with the STAR Library Network (STAR Net) and its Project BUILD engineering program. Project BUILD is supported by the National Science Foundation. We invite public libraries across the country to participate in an exciting virtual engineering experience this coming November called Dream – Build – Create, an introduction to engineers and engineering for people of all ages, especially families and children. This inspirational program will offer libraries and their patrons a free film screening of the award-winning documentary Dream Big: Engineering Our World, produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films in partnership with ASCE. [...]

Libraries Invited to Bring Engineering and Engineers to their Community: A Virtual Program during November 20202021-04-01T12:27:16-06:00

Story Time from Space: Live Downlink


LIVE DOWNLINK TO BE RESCHEDULED Unfortunately, this downlink will have to be rescheduled by NASA. Until then, enjoy all of the other Story Time From Space readings & science videos on   Story Time From Space is having their first LIVE DOWNLINK from the International Space Station on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 10:30 am Central. For this live downlink, Astronaut CAPT Chris Cassidy will be doing a live reading of the book, Willow the Water Bear written by Houston Kidd. Willow the Water Bear is a book about an interesting creature called a tardigrade and her travels in extreme environments including space! What is a Water Bear? [...]

Story Time from Space: Live Downlink2021-01-27T16:59:53-07:00

SciStarter: Resources for Libraries


Citizen Science and Libraries With support from the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) and the Institute for Museum and Library Services, SciStarter and Arizona State University (ASU) are supporting libraries and community-based organizations as hubs for citizen science. In addition to offering turnkey citizen science kits for libraries, the team provides training and materials, including the Library and Community Guide to Citizen Science (discoverable on, to help build confidence among librarians and community-based organizations (CBOs) so they are well-prepared to introduce citizen science to their communities. Citizen science projects and programs are available to align with a [...]

SciStarter: Resources for Libraries2020-09-08T12:13:52-06:00

Resource Guide: Black Lives in Astronomy


"Black Lives in Astronomy," a new 8-page resource guide by astronomer/educator Andrew Fraknoi, includes written and video resources about and by 25 black astronomers, as well as general materials to examine the history and issues facing black members of the astronomical community. Both older, established scientists and people early in their careers are covered. It is aimed at the Astro 101 and amateur astronomer level, and thus does not include any technical materials. It is designed to give instructors and students examples of authentic black voices that can be shown in class or used in assignments. You can find it free of [...]

Resource Guide: Black Lives in Astronomy2020-07-31T12:46:21-06:00

2020 Community Cloud Challenge


Join the NASA GLOBE 2020 Community Cloud Challenge! Whether your library programs have gone virtual, curbside, or you’re able to host in-person events, you can invite your patrons to discover clouds from a new perspective. We all share the same sky with a wide variety of clouds in it. This is unique opportunity to learn about clouds together. Choose how to participate Take observations: Observe clouds or sky conditions using the Clouds tool in the GLOBE Observer app. These observations can help scientists see change over time and help with interpretation of satellite cloud data. Download the app, register with an email [...]

2020 Community Cloud Challenge2020-07-14T12:43:05-06:00

Aloha from Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library!


As we hunker down in Waimea (aka Kamuela) on the island of Hawaii, I hope this finds you doing well. I recently heard from our friends and NASA@My Library partners at the Maunakea Observatories, who recently launched an online series of STEM videos for K-12 students and families. I wanted to share this resource with you and take a moment to acknowledge the wonderful support we’ve received from Maunakea Observatories. It’s fun learning about black holes from Carolyn Kaichi, education/outreach specialist at the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy! Maunakea Observatories at Home (MKO@Home) features scientists, engineers, astronomers, and educators from the Maunakea [...]

Aloha from Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library!2020-04-27T09:46:36-06:00

Citizen Science Month: Resources for Libraries


What is Citizen Science? As we face global challenges, we may want to find local ways to make a difference in protecting endangered species, safeguarding water sources, preventing disease, or accelerating medical research. Science needs more eyes, ears and perspectives than any scientist possesses. Enter citizen science: a collaboration between scientists and those of us who are just curious or concerned and motivated to make a difference. For researchers, citizen science provides expanded opportunities for engaging with the public and vice versa. Citizen science is an invitation to everyone to participate in real science--on topics they care about--typically by following protocols [...]

Citizen Science Month: Resources for Libraries2020-02-04T08:58:28-07:00
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