NASA’s Coordinated Efforts to Enhance STEM Education: Bringing NASA Science into the Library

Meinke, Bonnie K. and Thomas, Christie and Eyermann, Sarah and Mitchell, Sara and LaConte, Keliann and Hauck, Karin (2015) NASA’s Coordinated Efforts to Enhance STEM Education: Bringing NASA Science into the Library. In: Celebrating Science: Putting Education Best Practices to Work. Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, pp. 85-91.

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Abstract

Libraries are community-centered, free-access venues serving learners of all ages and backgrounds. Libraries also recognize the importance of science literacy and strive to include science in their programming portfolio. Scientists and educators can partner with local libraries to advance mutual goals of connecting the public to Earth and Space Science. In this interactive Special Interest Group (SIG) discussion, representatives from the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Education and Public Outreach (EPO) community’s library collaborations discussed the opportunities for partnership with public and school libraries; explored the resources, events, and programs available through libraries; explored NASA science programming and professional development opportunities available for librarians; and strategized about the types of support that librarians require to plan and implement programs that use NASA data and resources. We also shared successes, lessons learned, and future opportunities for incorporating NASA science programming into library settings.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2017 09:31
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:26
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1220

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