Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides Project Outcome The Public Library Association’s field-driven initiative, Project Outcome, is a FREE online toolkit offering an innovative and easy-to-use platform for public libraries to measure the impact of their programs and services. For more details, click here. This webinar provides an overview of the toolkit and examples of how libraries have been able to benefit from using Project Outcome. Additionally, staff will share STEM specific questions available to libraries within the toolkit and allow time to discuss outcome measurement needs for STEM programming.
Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides Celebrate 60 Years of Earth Observations with NASA In its 60 year history, NASA has spent a great deal of time looking outward to find and learn about planets in our solar system and beyond. This Earth Day, however, our focus turns to the numerous NASA missions that study the planet that we live on and help us understand the Earth’s complex, dynamic systems. Join STAR Net, Marilé Colón Robles (NASA) and Jessica Taylor (NASA) to learn how you can celebrate Earth Day with NASA with programming ideas for children, teens, and adults!
Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides Off to Mars! Programming Ideas for the Insight Launch On May 5, InSight will begin its six-month journey from the coast of California to the plains of Mars. Once it lands, it will use seismic instruments to explore the interior of Mars in ways that we’ve never “seen” before! Join the STAR Net team and guest presenter Steve Lee (Denver Museum of Nature and Science and Space Science Institute) to learn all about this exciting, innovative mission and fun ways to celebrate its launch and landing at your library!
Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides The Parker Solar Probe Launch: How Will Your Library Be Involved? In the summer of 2018, NASA will launch the Parker Solar Probe. This small, car-sized spacecraft will travel into the Sun’s atmosphere, within four million miles of our star’s surface. Join Space Science Institute’s Brooks Mitchell and Dr. Paul Dusenbery to learn all about NASA’s first mission to “touch” the Sun and ways that your library can be involved.
Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides Reaching New Audiences with Community Dialogues Staff at the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute have developed a Community Dialogue Strategy to empower public libraries to examine their existing practices, and reach out to their community to ensure that their library is a welcoming and safe environment. This strategy was developed and tested with funds from the National Institutes of Health, NASA and National Science Foundation as part of the STAR Library Education Network. Community Dialogues encourage libraries to ask the questions “who is missing from my library” and [...]
Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides Libraries Helping Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA (GSAWN) initiative is again partnering with public libraries to provide NASA-themed activities for girls and their families. Part of the NASA’s Universe of Learning program, GSAWN resources include a range of computer-based and paper-based activities, along with exhibits and poster series. During this webinar, you will hear about the GSAWN project, why girl-serving programming is important and needed, and the range of resources available to your library. There will be time for questions so we can address any concerns and best [...]
Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides A Universe of NASA Resources Please join us as representatives from NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Space Telescope Science Institute and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific share resources from their organizations that are easy to use and highly relevant for a library audience. These include everything from 3D printable moon-scapes, to how to get a NASA expert to your library! Get a head start on Summer Reading 2019 programming with this broad overview of NASA resources, and let us know after the webinar who you’d like to hear more from!
Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides How Your Library Can Celebrate “Lights on Afterschool Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. The effort has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement, and on October 25th more than 8,000 Lights On Afterschool rallies will be held across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, attracting more than 1 million Americans and garnering media coverage nationwide. Join us for this webinar to learn more about Lights On Afterschool, and how [...]
Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides Join an International Lunar Celebration International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is a worldwide, public celebration of lunar science and exploration held annually since 2010. Tens of thousands of people participate each year, from 98 countries and 49 U.S. states (and counting!). On October 20th, your library is invited to join this world-wide celebration by hosting an InOMN event on one day each year to look at and learn about our Moon together. Join the STAR Net team and Vivian White of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) and NASA’s Night Sky Network (NSN) [...]
Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides Out-of-this-World Engineering Space isn’t just for scientists – it’s also for engineers! Join STAR Net as we take a look at some of the newest activities on the STEM Activity Clearinghouse that feature engineering design challenges with a space science theme. As we create rockets and rovers, we’ll be following the engineering design process: think, build, test, and do it again. Come and learn how you can make your 2018 and 2019 STEM programs blast off!
Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides Download Link Bank Bringing “A Universe of Stories” to Your Library Summer 2019 may feel like it’s far away, but the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s (CSLP) “Universe of Stories” reading theme will be here quicker than a photon traversing from the Sun to Earth. “What space-themed programs will I do?” “How will I partner with community organizations?” “What if I don’t know anything about space?” “How do I…STEM?” If you find yourself asking these questions, then this is the webinar for you! Join the STAR Net team and Luke Kralik, Organizational Coordinator for CSLP, [...]
Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides Download Link Bank Resource Overview for “A Universe of Stories” Looking for activities, websites, how-to videos, training, and more for the 2019 Summer Reading Theme? Join the STAR Library Network for an overview of vetted, free resources available through NASA, the STAR Library Network, and the STEM Activity Clearinghouse. Presenters will walk you through how to find, access, and sort through – remember, availability doesn’t always equal accessibility! – these resources and offer guidance on how your library can best utilize them!