NASA and the Navajo Nation public talk
- Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
- Strand Union Building, Room 168 - view map
Daniella Scalice, Education and Public Outreach Coordinator at the NASA Astrobiology Institute will discuss how the project "NASA and the Navajo Nation" got off the ground and why it continues to thrive eight years later.
"NASA and the Navajo Nation" is a collaborative project between the NASA and Navajo Nation education communities, specifically between the Department of Dine' Education Office of Culture, Language, and Community Service (ODLC) and NASA Astrobiology Institute. The project's goal is to serve teachers and students on the Navajo Nation by combining science and cultural knowledge in a "dual-learning" environment. Toward that goal, the unique educational materials "So' baa hane'-Story of the Stars," which is a booklet of six classrooms activities, were co-developed and delivered to schools across the Navajo Nation.
The lecture is sponsored by the MSU Astrobiology Biogeocatalysis Research Center and is free and open to the public. For more information call Jamie Cornish at 994-6005.
- Extended University