About UAMN Space Outreach
NASA Space Science Education Consortium
UAMN is a partner in the NASA Space Science Education Consortium (NSSEC) led by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
The NSSEC has an extensive, engaged, and committed set of partnerships that bring unique, world-class resources together and communicate our messages to targeted populations. The consortium aims to improve the access, usability, and impact of NASA's space science education programs, yielding increased national science literacy and appreciation for NASA's role in space exploration, delivered through nation-wide science education programs tailored to specific targeted audiences.
UAMN focuses our efforts in the NSSEC on:
- Connecting afterschool and out-of-school educators to resources and training
- Partnerships with Alaska community organizations (schools, libraries, museums, youth organizations)
- Space science outreach through community science nights and family programs
- Serving minority audiences, including rural Alaskans
The NSSEC started in 2016 as a five-year project. NSSEC 2.0 is planned for 2021-2025.
Interior Alaska Space Outreach
Beginning in 2020 with new funding, UAMN is planning for expanded opportunities for Fairbanks area and Interior Alaska residents to explore space science.
The first annual museum Space Camp, presented by Dr. Walt and Marita Babula, was planned for June 2020. It was postponed due to COVID-19, but will take place in 2021!
National Informal STEM Education Network
UAMN is a member of the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net), a community of informal educators and scientists dedicated to supporting learning about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) across the United States.
Through NISE Net, UAMN receives Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkits, and shares the activities at public events such as Science Potpourri, Museum Sleepover, and more.
This project was funded under NASA cooperative agreement NNX16AL65A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.