STAR Net News - November 10th, 2021
STAR Net News - November 10th, 2021
November 10, 2021

Application for "From Our Town to the Moon, Mars, and Beyond" Closes November 15th!

The Space Science Institute is pleased to announce a new NASA exhibit opportunity for public libraries. ‘From Our Town to the Moon, Mars and Beyond’ will launch in March 2022, traveling to 8 libraries across the country. All public and tribal libraries are welcome to apply. The application will close November 15th

The exhibit, kits, and activities will focus on the path towards a permanent presence on the Moon, the International Space Station as the micro-gravity laboratory, and current and future missions to Mars.

Check out the announcement with links to the FAQ, Recording of the Pre-Application Webinar, Rubric, and more in STAR Net's Blogs.

Apply Now to be a Blogger for STAR Net!

Here at STAR Net, we are always looking for new ways to engage library staff to bring STEAM learning to their communities. We rely heavily on the library expierence to create fun and engaging activities, resources, and opportunities. To accomplish this, we love hearing from library staff across the country, and value the perspectives you offer. 
That is why we are issuing a call for library staff to help us engage with others through our blogs on the STAR Net website. Former bloggers are welcomed to re-apply.

Challenge starts December 1st. Sign up Your Library Today! 

We’re thrilled to announce a new Beanstack challenge open to all libraries in the U.S.! Beanstack is a reading and activities app that your patrons can use to participate in challenges. 

The NASA@ My Library challenge celebrates the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, which is currently scheduled for the month of December 2021. 

Throughout the challenge, readers will have access to virtual NASA@ My Library and NASA resources to gain new skills and explore educational and career pathways in Earth and Space Science. Participants will have a chance to win a collection of programming materials. 

Deadline to sign up: November 30, 2021. 

NASA@ My Library, a reading and activities challenge, will run from December 1-31, 2021. 

NASA@ My Library is supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under grant No. NNX16AE30A. The work was also assisted and supported by the Space Science Institute, which was the recipient of the grant. 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 NASA or the Space Science Institute. 
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.
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Planning a JWST Launch Event? Check out the Look Up! Explore Our Universe STEAM Activity Toolkit!

by Dillon Connelly
To help you put together programming for this once-in-a-lifetime event, the STAR Net team has put together a digital STEAM Activity Toolkit as part of the NASA@ My Library Look Up! Explore Our Universe campaign containing five ready-to-deploy hands-on activities related to the science behind NASA’s new space telescope mission.
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NASA’s Universe of Learning Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA “Program Cookbook"

by the GSAWN Team
The Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA (GSAWN) project within NASA’s Universe of Learning empowers libraries and community-based organizations to engage girls and their families in exploring the wonders of NASA science and celebrate the contributions of women to science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM)
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STEAM Engines: Nephology

by Caitlin Savage
We had a beautiful summer in Skokie, and though I really miss being in the library and getting to see all of our eager young science friends, There have been some real silver linings (cloud reference segue absolutely intended!)
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