[kids-lib] Learn about 3-9 Earth Science and Eclipse activities for kids 5-13 years old and families

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Wed Mar 29 15:50:48 PDT 2017

I thought many of you might be interested in these two free webinars. This looks like a great resource for family science programs. Families that have children 5-13 years old.-Katie

From: Keliann LaConte
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 2:54 PM
To: ARSL_MEMBERSHIP at cvl-lists.org
Subject: Hands-on Activities Featured in Free STAR_Net Webinars!

Please join STAR_Net for our upcoming free webinars on April 12 (Earth science activities) and April 26 (sun/eclipse activities):

Earth Science for a Better World
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 beginning at 3 pm EDT/2 pm CDT/1 pm MDT/12 pm PDT/9 am HAST
Register<https://spacescienceevent.webex.com/spacescienceevent/onstage/g.php?MTID=ecb60da321502c41f1e62a47ad2d117c3> now for this two-part webinar! (password is "star")

Librarians, camp programmers, and other out-of-school time facilitators are invited to join STAR_Net and the Lunar and Planetary Institute on April 12 for two free professional development webinars on the STAR_Net Earth science activities created by LPI's Explore program. Register to receive connection information and directions to help you better participate in the activities during the webinar.

Attend both webinars - or just one! - as it fits your needs and schedule!

Earth Science for a Better World, Part 1
3 pm EDT/2 pm CDT/1 pm MDT/12 pm PDT/9 am HAST
Looking for fun activities related to your local environment? This 30-minute session will model and include discussions of Fastest Dresser, Nurturing Life, and Recipe for a Region activities.

Earth Science for a Better World, Part 2
3:45 pm EDT/2:45 pm CDT/1:45 pm MDT/12:45 pm PDT/9;45 am HAST
This 45-minute session will explore our watery world and changing climate with Catch the World's Ocean, Ice-Y Experiences, and Polar Bears Go with the Floes. Participants will discuss various options for implementation, and share ideas in how to best conduct these programs.

Crowd-pleasing Hands-on Activities for Your Eclipse Programs
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 at 3 pm EDT/2 pm CDT/1 pm MDT/12 pm PDT/9 am HAST

To register, please click here.<https://spacescienceevent.webex.com/spacescienceevent/onstage/g.php?MTID=e492b20daae1c7371f3df431d610b0ac7> (Password is "star")

Learn how to facilitate activities that will have your patrons asking, "Really!?!," and exclaiming "That's so cool!"

Sun Cookies are a sure crowd-pleaser - join us to see how these tasty treats can help young learners explore the Sun. Engage both youth and adults in out-of-this-world explorations of how our small Moon can eclipse the huge Sun. Experiment with integrating technology into your eclipse programs using online games as well as equipment you may already have on hand.

I hope to "see" you there!

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Keliann LaConte
Professional Development Manager
National Center for Interactive Learning
Space Science Institute
Boulder, Colorado

Inspire - Explore - Discover

The STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net)<http://www.starnetlibraries.org/> is a hands-on learning network for libraries and their communities across the country. STAR_Net focuses on helping library professionals build their STEM skills by providing "science-technology activities and resources" (STAR) and training to use those resources. Plus, engage public audiences nationwide in informal and lifelong learning with the excitement of NASA exploration and discovery through new NASA@ My Library resources!

STAR_Net is built upon a strong network of collaborators and partners, led by the Space Science Institute's (SSI) National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL). Partners include the American Library Association's Public Programs Office, Afterschool Alliance, Cornerstones of Science, Datum Advisors, Education Development Center, Lunar and Planetary Institute, and the Pacific Science Center. Major funding is provided by the National Science Foundation, NASA Science Mission Directorate, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

View our full webinar series at www.starnetlibraries.org/resources/webinars/<http://www.starnetlibraries.org/resources/webinars/>.

Katie Anderson, MLS, Youth Services Consultant
Library Support and Development Services<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/pages/index.aspx>
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
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