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Universal Design for Learning for Library Staff: Inquiry-Based, Active, Remote Learning Using UDL

Watch Recorded Webinar (Day 1) Watch Recorded Webinar (Day 2) Universal Design for Learning for Library Staff: Inquiry-Based, Active, Remote Learning Using UDL As library staff look ahead to summer 2021, they are beginning to consider how they will adapt summer reading plans to reach as many patrons as possible, whether virtual or in-person. Library staff have found themselves in a sea of tools and resources to facilitate virtual programming during the COVID-19 crisis to simulate the in-person environment, with each tool and resource producing a different result. One methodology, if implemented properly, has the capacity to not only [...]

Resources: ViewSpace Question & Answer Session

Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides Download Chat File Resources: ViewSpace Question & Answer Session This Q&A session gives libraries a chance to learn about and find creative ways to utilize ViewSpace in their spaces, on their websites, and combine with programming. ViewSpace is a web-based collection of digital interactives and videos highlighting the latest developments in astronomy and Earth science. ViewSpace gives you the opportunity to explore our planet, solar system, galaxy, and universe through videos that can be played on demand or as a looping exhibit and through digital interactives that allow you to explore objects [...]

We Are Water: Community Water Connections in the Four Corners Region

Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides Download Link Bank Download Chat Transcript   We Are Water: Community Water Connections in the Four Corners Region World Water Day is March 22nd, but you can celebrate water all month long with STAR Net and CIRES Education & Outreach as we explore the extraordinary ways that water brings our communities together. This webinar is specially designed for libraries in the Four Corners Region of the United States. Join us as we explore how water, critical and scarce in the Four Corners Region, connects diverse communities through our shared place and [...]

Celebrate Citizen Science Month with SciStarter and STAR Net

Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides Download Link Bank Download Chat Transcript Celebrate Citizen Science Month with SciStarter and STAR Net Hundreds of libraries across the country are community hubs for citizen science. Yours can be, too! Citizen science connects communities to real scientific data through engaging projects that help make the world a better place. We will be hearing from library staff about their citizen science experiences and having a live chat about ways your community can get involved. Come with questions and walk away with resources and tips to support a citizen science project at [...]

Look Up! Explore Our Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope Mission

Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides Download Link Bank Download Chat Transcript Look Up! Explore Our Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope Mission The ever-expanding Universe is full of awe-inspiring phenomena, and the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is NASA’s next great space science observatory setting out to discover the mysteries of our solar system! Join STAR Net, NASA’s Universe of Learning, and Project Scientist Dr. Alexandra Lockwood to learn about how the JWST, launching in October 2021, will be searching for distant worlds around other stars and probing the mystifying structures and origins of the Universe. Learn about how you can use the JWST launch to captivate and inspire your patrons and [...]

Citizen Science in the Library: Turn Your Curiosity into Impact

Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides Download Link Bank Download Chat Transcript   April is Citizen Science Month, and with it comes a variety of ways for you to turn your curiosity into impact. Citizen science connects communities to real scientific data through engaging projects that help make the world a better place. Join STAR Net and SciStarter to learn how your library can be a hub for citizen science and how to connect your patrons to real (and fun!) ways to help scientists. Come with questions and walk away with resources and tips to support a [...]

Our Blue Planet: EARTH

Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides Download Link Bank Download Chat Transcript   Oceans define our home planet, covering the majority of Earth's surface and driving the water cycle that dominates our land and atmosphere. Join STAR Net and Dr. Michael Wood, a NASA Postdoctoral Program fellow in the Sea Level and Ice Group as we explore how Earth's oceans are changing and how that impacts Earth as a global, dynamic system. Whether or not your library is participating in the Collaborative Summer Library Program's 2022 theme "Oceans of Possibilities" this webinar can help prepare you to [...]

Celebrate Water During Earth Science Week

Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides Download Link Bank Download Chat Transcript   Earth Science Week will take place October 9-15 with the theme "Earth Science for a Sustainable World." Learning about and conserving water is a fundamental aspect of a sustainable future! Join STAR Net as we share engaging and fun water activities and resources developed by the We are Water Project Team that you can use to celebrate Earth Science Week - and beyond! We are Water works with libraries in the Four Corners Region to explore and share stories about water within the communities [...]

Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries FAQ Webinar

Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides Download Link Bank Download Chat Transcript   Did you know there are two eclipses coming up that can be seen across the U.S.? An annular solar eclipse in 2023 and a total solar eclipse in 2024! Learn about STAR Net’s new SEAL (Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries) Initiative, funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. We will be discussing the upcoming eclipses, sharing how to sign up for free eclipse glasses, and exploring additional resources for hosting ‘out of this world’ eclipse programming!      

What’s Next for Webb? Unraveling the Birth of Stars and Planetary Systems

Watch Recorded Webinar Download Link Bank The world got its first look at the astonishing images captured by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) in July. This first wave of full-color scientific images and spectra is just the beginning of Webb’s scientific operations. Join STAR Net at a free webinar on Tuesday, August 30th from 1-2 pm Mountain Time as we invite Dr. Elena Sabbi from the Space Telescope Science Institute to share about her work using Webb to study the formation of stars and planets. Discover how Webb’s new observations will revolutionize our understanding of the processes that [...]

We are Water: Sharing Stories through Stop-Motion Animation

Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides Download Link Bank Download Chat Transcript   Earth Science Week is just around the corner! Celebrate our beautiful planet October 9-15 with activities, resources, and stop-motion storytelling developed by the We are Water project team. Explore how water, critical and scarce, connects all things on Earth and how to celebrate it with your community!

World Water Day: Celebrate the Building Block of Life

Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides Download Link Bank Download Chat Transcript   Are you planning your springtime events? World Water Day is March 22! This is a day organized by the United Nations to bring awareness about water-related issues that face humans in almost every country. Join us as we explore hands-on activities about water conservation, the hydrological cycle, and engage in discussions about how water connects us all.

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