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STAR Net News - May 22, 2018
STAR Net News - May 22, 2018
Special Edition - May 22, 2018
Join STAR Net at the ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition!
Once again, NASA@ My Library will be represented at the NASA booth (#1839) during the 2018 Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. In addition to our booth activities, the STAR Net team be hosting 3 sessions during this year's event.
Host a Community Screening of NOVA's "Decoding the Weather Machine"
Are you interested in starting a conversation about climate change in your community? On April 18th, NOVA aired its newest climate change documentary, Decoding the Weather Machine. This two hour special takes a deep dive into our climate machine to explain why scientists agree that our climate is changing, how climate change will impact our daily lives, and how we can be resilient—and even thrive—in the face of this enormous change. 
STAR_Net Webinar Series
Reaching New Audiences with Community Dialogues
Date: Wednesday May 23, 2018
Time: 4
pm EDT / 3pm CDT / 2pm MDT / 1pm PDT
In this webinar, participants will learn more about this innovative strategy, and hear from public library staff who have made positive changes to their practice based on results from their own Dialogues.
Libraries Helping Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA
Date: Wednesday May 30, 2018
Time: 3
pm EDT / 2pm CDT / 1pm MDT / 12pm PDT
The Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA (GSAWN) initiative is again partnering with public libraries to provide NASA-themed activities for girls and their families. During this webinar, you will hear about the GSAWN project, why girl-serving programming is important and needed, and the range of resources available to your library.
A Universe of Resources
Date: Wednesday June 6, 2018
Time: 3
pm EDT / 2pm CDT / 1pm MDT / 12pm PDT
Please join us as representatives from NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Space Telescope Science Institute and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific share resources from their organizations that are easy to use and highly relevant for a library audience.
For those that are unable to attend our live webinars, we will have a recording posted on our website within a day or two after every live webinar presentation.
Want to Help Us Prototype Activities from the STEM Activity Clearinghouse?
For a limited time only, participants will be eligible to keep all materials received for each activity (at NO COST) in exchange for your written feedback! To learn more, please contact Brooks at
Science Education Research Survey
A group of museums is conducting research on informal science institutions and escape rooms experiences. The purpose of this survey is to the gauge the level of interest among the informal science education community in pop-up escape room experiences that would engage visitors in a group problem-solving activity while teaching basic, NGSS-aligned science content. This survey should only take a few minutes to complete.
A Special Webinar Invitation
Join NOVA and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific on Tuesday, May 22 at 6:00 pm Pacifc/9:00 pm Eastern for Getting Sucked In: Black Holes Outreach, an enrichment webinar exploring one of the cosmos’ greatest mysteries: black holes. They will share some fun, hands-on activities about gravity and finding black holes using indirect evidence, and take a deep dive into the new NOVA Black Holes app.
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. Plus, engage public audiences nationwide in informal and lifelong learning with the excitement of exploration and discovery through new NASA@ My Library and Project BUILD 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, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Afterschool Alliance, Education Development Center, Datum Advisors, Cornerstones of Science, 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.
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