Look Up! Featured Activity – Multiwavelength Bingo

2022-05-17T21:11:07-06:00

This content was written by Christine Shupla from the Lunar and Planetary Institute  Celebrate the first images of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope with this featured activity: Multiwavelength Bingo  Engage your patrons in astronomical images taken by telescopes studying the universe in different wavelengths in this game of bingo, after first exploring the idea of different types of light through an activity like Filtered Light or through this ViewSpace Interactive.   Facilitate as an in-person program at your library or as a Take & Make activity; interactive files are also available to conduct this game virtually with a group.  Time to complete: 20 [...]

Look Up! Featured Activity – Multiwavelength Bingo2022-05-17T21:11:07-06:00

All Washed Up Looking for Oceans STEAM Activities for Summer Reading? Check out the Our Blue Planet: EARTH STEAM Activity Toolkit!

2022-05-13T16:24:38-06:00

Summer reading is rapidly approaching! If your library is participating in the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s Oceans of Possibilities summer reading theme or you simply want to facilitate some awesome water-themed STEAM activities the summer, have we got the toolkit for you!  The NASA@ My Library Our Blue Planet: EARTH STEAM Activity toolkit containing five ready-to-deploy hands-on activities related to ocean and water science. Each activity has been selected to be low-cost, adaptable, and fun for you and your patrons!  This digital toolkit includes blog posts here on starnetlibraries.org to help program facilitators with additional information on the tools and concepts [...]

All Washed Up Looking for Oceans STEAM Activities for Summer Reading? Check out the Our Blue Planet: EARTH STEAM Activity Toolkit!2022-05-13T16:24:38-06:00

The concepts of inclusion and intersectionality; and employing them to grow our audiences

2022-05-06T13:05:18-06:00

The concepts of inclusion and intersectionality; and employing them to grow our audiences by Kevin Tolley, Supervising Librarian Suisun City Library Suisun City, CA We are libraries and because of that we include everyone. This is a matter of deep moral imperative. We also are libraries, and because of that we need to increase our market penetration and usage rates in underserved populations. This is a financial imperative if we’re going to continue to function as libraries and have patrons who enjoy our services into the future. It would seem that these two things dovetail beautifully, on the one hand a [...]

The concepts of inclusion and intersectionality; and employing them to grow our audiences2022-05-06T13:05:18-06:00

Reaching Underserved Patrons – English-Language Learners

2022-05-06T13:02:29-06:00

Reaching Underserved Patrons – English-Language Learners by Barbara Shatara, Programs & Partnerships Librarian Fletcher Free Library Burlington, VT Libraries serve communities as unique as the individuals who live and work there.  Even libraries within the same city can be very different from one another.  One of our super-powers as librarians is the ability to craft our materials, services and buildings to best reflect the needs of our own unique community.   Keeping the library vibrant and vital is a dynamic process.  When members of your community aren’t participating in your programming or coming through the door, there are a several options for [...]

Reaching Underserved Patrons – English-Language Learners2022-05-06T13:02:29-06:00

(Resource List) Our Blue Planet: EARTH – Toolkit Unboxing Webinar

2022-04-26T13:19:12-06:00

Our Blue Planet: EARTH – Toolkit Unboxing Webinar  Link Bank  Presenters  Claire Ratcliffe Adams Space Science Institute cratcliffe@spacescience.org  Christine Shupla Lunar and Planetary Institute shupla@lpi.usra.edu  Dillon Connelly Space Science Institute dconnelly@spacescience.org    Our Blue Planet: EARTH Toolkit Resources   Catch! The World’s Oceans (Modification & Prep List) (Science Blog)  A Drop in the Bucket (Modification & Prep List) (Science Blog)  GLOBE Observer: Clouds (Modification & Prep List) (Science Blog)  Cloudscape (Modification & Prep List) (Science Blog)  Building for Hurricanes (Modification & Prep List) (Science Blog)  Polar Bears Go with the Floes (Modification & Prep List) (Science Blog)  Investigating the Insides (Modification & [...]

(Resource List) Our Blue Planet: EARTH – Toolkit Unboxing Webinar2022-04-26T13:19:12-06:00

Our Blue Planet: EARTH Featured Activity – Investigating the Insides 

2022-04-26T09:32:17-06:00

                Photo credit: LPI. STAR Net’s Our Blue Planet: EARTH campaign is a celebration of NASA’s focus on Earth’s oceans, understanding how they are changing and their impact on sea life and our weather and climate systems. Participate in this event during the summer of 2022 by sharing activities and resources with your patrons! This month’s featured activity is Investigating the Insides, an activity to study models of Ocean Worlds.  Investigating the Insides is a 10 to 30minute activity in which teams investigate the composition of unseen materials using a variety of tools. This [...]

Our Blue Planet: EARTH Featured Activity – Investigating the Insides 2022-04-26T09:32:17-06:00

“We are Water” Exhibit Opportunity Announcement

2022-04-14T14:58:08-06:00

If you are a rural library in the Southwest, consider hosting the We are Water exhibition! We are looking for rural public, tribal, or college libraries in counties within the Four Corners Region of the Southwestern United States to host an exhibition about Water in the Four Corners for three months in 2023 or 2024. Funding by the National Science Foundation enables the exhibition and programming to be delivered at no expense to libraries. Check out pictures of the We are Water exhibit here: https://wearewater.colorado.edu/traveling-exhibition Interested libraries from the following counties are invited to apply! Eligible Counties: Arizona counties: Apache, Navajo [...]

“We are Water” Exhibit Opportunity Announcement2022-04-14T14:58:08-06:00

(Resource List) Our Blue Planet: EARTH

2022-03-21T19:44:13-06:00

Webinar Link Bank Presenters Claire Ratcliffe Adams Space Science Institute cratcliffe@spacescience.org Dr. Michael Wood NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory mike.wood@jpl.nasa.gov Webinar Recording: https://www.starnetlibraries.org/development/webinars/ Our Blue Planet: Earth Event Page: https://www.starnetlibraries.org/our-planet-earth/ Ocean Activities A Drop in the Bucket: http://clearinghouse.starnetlibraries.org/activities/629-a-drop-in-the-bucket.html Investigating the Insides: http://clearinghouse.starnetlibraries.org/astronomy-and-space/192-investigating-the-insides.html Polar Bears Go with the Floes: http://clearinghouse.starnetlibraries.org/earth-science/24-polar-bears-go-with-the-floes.html Our Blue Planet: EARTH Activity Collection: http://clearinghouse.starnetlibraries.org/177-our-blue-planet-earth NASA Resources Ocean Worlds: Water in the Solar System and Beyond (webpage) Are There Oceans on Other Worlds (video) JPL Earth Science: https://science.jpl.nasa.gov/division/earth-science/ OMG Mission: https://omg.jpl.nasa.gov/portal/ NOAA Sea level rise viewer: https://coast.noaa.gov/slr NASA Scientific Visualization Studio Greenland Ice Flow: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/3962 Science Journal for Kids: https://www.sciencejournalforkids.org/articles/how-is-the-ice-in-greenland-melting/ Free STAR [...]

(Resource List) Our Blue Planet: EARTH2022-03-21T19:44:13-06:00

Collision of Olympic Physics and Cosmic Events Happen at the South Fayette Township Library AstrOlympic Program  

2022-02-25T15:23:13-07:00

By Judy Dobie, Youth Services STEAM Coordinator, South Fayette Twp Library Facilitators – Judy Dobies -Youth Service STEAM Coordinator & Nicole Harding, Librarian – Youth Services Coordinator The Pinwheel Galaxy is a spiral-shaped galaxy about 21 million light years away from Earth. But on the night of February 15th, 2022, in South Fayette Township, a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA, a library room of interested elementary school-age children were busy creating and spinning their spiral-shaped galaxy pinwheels.  The rotation of the children’s models resembled the Olympic ice-skating athletes in the Beijing Winter Olympics. This activity was just the beginning of a “stellar” evening of [...]

Collision of Olympic Physics and Cosmic Events Happen at the South Fayette Township Library AstrOlympic Program  2022-02-25T15:23:13-07:00

(Resource List) Citizen Science in the Library: Turn Your Curiosity into Impact

2022-02-23T23:36:49-07:00

Citizen Science in the Library: Turn Your Curiosity into Impact Webinar Link Bank Presenters Claire Ratcliffe Adams Space Science Institute cratcliffe@spacescience.org Caroline Nickerson SciStarter carolinehewittnickerson@gmail.com Webinar Recording: https://www.starnetlibraries.org/development/webinars/ SciStarter Resources SciStarter: https://scistarter.org/library-network SciStarter Resources Designed for Libraries: http://scistarter.org/Library SciStarter YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/scistarter Network of the National Library of Medicine: https://scistarter.org/nlm Citizen Science Kits: https://scistarter.org/library-build-a-kit SciStarter Widget: https://scistarter.org/widget/new Citizen Science Training: https://scistarter.org/training Questions? Email librarynetwork@scistarter.org Citizen Science Month Resources Citizen Science Month: https://scistarter.org/citizensciencemonth Register your event on SciStarter: https://scistarter.org/add Planning for your event: https://scistarter.org/citizensciencemonth-resources Sign up for facilitator updates: https://scistarter.org/citizensciencemonth-MailingList  Free STAR Net Resources Join STAR Net: http://www.starnetlibraries.org/community/ STEM Activity Clearinghouse: http://clearinghouse.starnetlibraries.org/ STAR [...]

(Resource List) Citizen Science in the Library: Turn Your Curiosity into Impact2022-02-23T23:36:49-07:00
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