Training Informal Educators Provides Leverage for Space Science Education and Public OutreachHow do we reach the public with the exciting story of Solar System Exploration? How do we encourage girls to think about careers in science, math, engineering and technology? Why should NASA scientists make an effort to reach the public and informal education settings to tell the Solar System Exploration story? These are questions that the Solar System Exploration Forum, a part of the NASA Office of Space Science Education (SSE) and Public Outreach network, has tackled over the past few years. The SSE Forum is a group of education teams and scientists who work to share the excitement of solar system exploration with colleagues, formal educators, and informal educators like museums and youth groups. One major area of the SSE Forum outreach supports the training of Girl Scouts of the USA (GS) leaders and trainers in a suite of activities that reflect NASA missions and science research. Youth groups like Girl Scouts structure their activities as informal education.
Allen, J. S. (Lockheed Martin Corp. Houston, TX, United States)
Tobola, K. W. (Bastion Tech Houston, TX, United States)
Betrue, R. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
August 21, 2013
January 1, 2004
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXV: Engaging K-12 Educators, Students, and the General Public in Space Science Exploration
Space Sciences (General)
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