STAR Net News - April 13, 2021
STAR Net News - April 13, 2021
April 13, 2022

Look Up! Step Back in Time with the James Webb Space Telescope Beanstack Challenge

May 1 – May 31, 2022
Back by popular demand, we're thrilled to announce that the Look Up! Step Back in Time Beanstack challenge will be back for the month of May. This challenge is designed to help readers explore the science behind NASA's newest space telescope mission, the James Webb Space Telescope. Throughout the challenge, readers will have access to virtual resources like articles and videos about Space Science to gain new skills and explore educational and career pathways in Earth and Space Science. Visit the Beanstack website to find out more and sign up!

We are Water Exhibition Hosting Announcement

If you are a rural library in the Southwest, consider hosting the We are Water exhibition! We are looking for rural public, tribal, or college libraries within the Four Corners Region to host this multicultural exhibition for three months in 2023 or 2024. Training, learning resources, and a mini-grant will be provided! Applications are due May 2, 2022.
Apply Today
5 Tips for STEAM Success 

1. First things first, don't be afraid of STEAM

2. If you can teach yourself, you can teach others

3. Cold emails are key

4. Be visible in your (small or large) community

5. STEAM success will differ daily
Read on for more tips and share your tips!
The STAR Library Network (STAR Net) 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.
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, Collaborative Summer Library Program, Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Education Development Center, Twin Cities PBS (TPT), Institute for Learning Innovation (ILI), University of Colorado. Funding is provided by the National Science Foundation, and the NASA Science Mission Directorate.
STAR Net Blogs
Our Blue Planet: EARTH Featured Activity – Investigating the Insides
By Christine Shupla 
Investigating the Insides is a 10 to 30 minute activity in which teams investigate the composition of unseen materials using a variety of tools. Check out this activity and more on Our Blue Planet Earth in this resource packed blog. 
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(Resource List) Our Blue Planet: EARTH
By Claire Ratcliffe Adams
Oceans define our home planet, covering the majority of Earth's surface and driving the water cycle that dominates our land and atmosphere. This resource list includes a live recording webinar, activities and other resources for all your ocean planet programing needs.  
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Collision of Olympic Physics and Cosmic Events Happen at the South Fayette Township Library AstrOlympic Program 
By Judy Dobie, Youth Services STEAM Coordinator, South Fayette Twp Library
Want to introduce your community youth to physics and astrophysics? Read about what inspired a library to do just that and all that went into a exciting STEM filled program!
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Artemis 1 Watchparty Registration 
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Our Blue Planet: Earth
Summer 2022
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