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Earth Day 2018

Written by Elizabeth Burck, IGES

Earth Day is celebrated each year on April 22. But at NASA, Earth is celebrated every day - when satellites and airborne missions capture dazzling images of land, atmosphere, water, weather and climate; when details of cycles, patterns and natural and human-induced changes are revealed; and when sharing that research culminates in advancing Earth science and inspiring humanity.

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Created 2018.04.16
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Celebrate Solar Week March 19-23, 2018

Do you know your solar flares from your sunspots? Why is the Sun so important to life on Earth? What are careers related to studying the sun? Learn all about the Sun with Solar Week! This bi-annual celebration (in Spring and Fall) encourages learners to explore the wonders of our nearest star. This week features daily activities to allow learners to follow along for a week of solar study!

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Created 2018.03.13
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International Observe the Moon Night

International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration, sponsored by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission and partners. One day each year, everyone on Earth is invited to observe and learn about the Moon and its connection to planetary science, and share personal and community connections we all have to the Moon. Join us this year on Saturday, October 28, 2017.

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Created 2017.10.04
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Let the Eclipse Begin!

Monday, August 21, 2017, could quite possibly be your best science demonstration ever. Just walk outside and immerse learners in one of the most extraordinary astronomy lessons possible. The parts will already be aligned, the time is already set…there will be a solar eclipse on glorious display!

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Created 2017.08.10
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Resources for Libraries

June marks the astronomical start of summer in the northern hemisphere with the passage of the summer solstice. It is also the time of the annual American Library Association (ALA) conference – one of the largest gatherings of innovators and thought leaders in the library field. Join NASA scientists and educators at the ALA conference in Chicago, June 22-27, 2017, for some out-of-this-world science storytelling and resources for learners of all ages. But you don't have to attend the ALA conference to learn about NASA science resources for libraries.

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Created 2017.06.22
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Celebrate Our Planet on Earth Day and Beyond!

Celebrate Earth Day and beyond with these NASA activities, events and resources to engage learners of all ages in the agency’s mission to better understand and protect our home planet.

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Created 2017.04.19
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Earth Day 2016

Connect with NASA this Earth Day using the hashtag #24Seven to share your Earth Day celebrations and see the work that NASA does every day for our home planet. Find activities to include in your Earth Day event.

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Created 2016.04.15
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Earth Science Week Blog Reading Strategies Guide

Written by Cassie Soeffing and Liz Burck, IGES

In celebration of Earth Science Week’s theme of Visualizing Earth Systems, NASA scientists, visualizers and others affiliated with NASA Earth science agreed to share their research and expertise in blog posts. Their blogs feature the latest in the creation and scientific utilization of visualizations.

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Created 2015.10.14
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International Observe the Moon Night (2015)

International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration. One day each year, everyone on Earth is invited to unite and observe and learn about the Moon and its connection to planetary science, and share personal and community connections we all have to the Moon.

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Created 2015.08.18
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International Year of Light Blogs

Throughout 2015, NASA scientists and educators have been writing blog posts about what light means to them and their research. At NASA Wavelength we would like to highlight these blog posts and associated lists of educational resources to bring this international celebration of light into your classrooms and out-of-school programs.

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Created 2015.08.13
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