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NASA - Youth and Community Activities
June 24, 2013

Ames Exploration Encounter   →
AEE is an educational project that inspires positive attitudes about science, math and technology in fourth- through sixth-grade students.

Ames Exploration Center
Visitors can experience NASA technology and missions firsthand, free of charge.

Arts and Crafts for Star Parties   →
Use these suggestions to keep guests entertained at a Star Party.

Cool Cosmos Informal Resources   →
View a wide variety of educational products that explain the infrared as well as the multi-wavelength universe.

JPL Informal Education Resources   →
Keep up-to-date with mission event calendars, the Museum Alliance, Solar System Ambassadors and nearby opportunities.

Living With a Star Activities   →
Find interactive Web-based experiences, hands-on teaching materials, museum exhibitions and standards-based curricular supplements on this site.

Mars in Your Town Activities   →
Find Mars events happening near you, or go to MarsQuest for an online experience.

Night Sky Network   →
The Night Sky Network is a nationwide coalition of amateur astronomy clubs that brings science, technology and NASA's missions to the public.

PlanetQuest Educator Resources   →
The Exoplanet Exploration site offers worlds of materials for students and teachers.

Saturn Observation Campaign   →
From hands-on activities and reference materials to SOC contact information, everything needed to explore Saturn with students is right here.

Solar System Ambassadors Resources for Informal Education   →
This public outreach project shares the excitement of space exploration missions and information about recent discoveries to people in their local communities.

Solar System Exploration for Community Groups   →
Request a speaker or browse a list of resources to use when planning local events.

Space Weather Resources   →
Learn to predict solar storms using real data collected by NASA.

Sun-Earth Day   →
Resources for Museums, Science Centers and Planetarium

GIRL SCOUTS

Girl Scouts   →
This site encourages young women to pursue careers in science, technology and mathematics by providing education materials and training to Girl Scout leaders.

NASA Public Communications: Girl Scouts
Learn how to receive a congratulatory letter and certificate from NASA’s Administrator upon earning the Girl Scouts Gold Award.

Genesis: Scouts   →
Each Community Quest resource contains a Leader Guide and a Write-On Sheet for participants.

NASA Help for Girl Scouts   →
A number of Girl Scouts awards are tied to NASA’s missions. NASA help is available for some of those awards.

Girl Scouts: Women in Science   →
Read about women who have pursued careers in science, technology and mathematics.

Girl Scouts Explore Space   →
Tour this Web site to learn about NASA explorers and discover how to become an engineer, scientist, technician or astronaut.

Girl Scouts Explore Space: Poetry   →
This site allows Girl Scouts to submit poems about women who work for NASA. Girl Scouts who create and submit a poem about pursuing a career in science and technology will receive a NASA patch and certificate.

Girl Scouts Explore Space: Astronauts   →
Find out which career astronauts were former Girl Scouts.

Girl Scouts Explore Space: Careers   →
Are you considering a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics? Learn about the women of NASA who work in these areas.

Girl Scouts Explore Space: Contacts   →
This page provides contact information about Girl Scout astronauts.

Eclipse and the Sun and LEONIDS: Girl Scouts   →
Earn Girl Scout pins by observing specific astronomical objects or by participating in specific astronomical events.

NASA Space Place: Junior Girl Scouts   →
Find Space Place activities that can be used to earn Junior Girl Scout badges.

NASA Space Place: Senior Girl Scouts   →
Find Space Place activities that can be used to earn Senior Girl Scout badges.

Girl Scout Question for Suni Williams
Former Girl Scout and astronaut Sunita Williams answers questions from Girl Scouts.

Scouting at Stennis (pdf)   →
Girl Scouts can meet five of the nine requirements for their Aerospace Badge by attending StenniSphere’s programs in aviation and space exploration.

Space Center Houston – Scout Camp-In   →
Campers participate in a structured evening full of hands-on activities and presentations, all designed with the scout badge requirements in mind.

BOY SCOUTS

NASA Space Place: Cub Scouts   →
Work on Cub Scout Achievements and Electives at the Space Place!

NASA Space Place: Cub Scouts - Tiger   →
Work on Tiger Scout Achievements and Electives at the Space Place!

NASA Space Place: Cub Scouts - Wolf   →
Work on Wolf Scout Achievements and Electives at the Space Place!

NASA Space Place: Cub Scouts - Bear   →
Work on Bear Scout Achievements and Electives at the Space Place!

NASA Space Place: Cub Scouts - Webelo   →
Work on Webelo Scout Achievements and Electives at the Space Place!

NASA Public Communications: Boy Scouts   →
Learn how to receive a congratulatory letter and certificate from NASA’s Administrator upon earning the prestigious Eagle Rank.

Saturn Youth Groups   →
Whether it's a Scout troop or 4-H club, local library or astronomy club, a number of activities and opportunities are available for kids of all ages to get involved.

Genesis: Scouts   →
Each Community Quest resource contains a Leader Guide and a Write-On Sheet for participants.

NASA Quest   →
NASA Quest is a rich resource for educators, kids and space enthusiasts who are interested in meeting and learning about NASA people and the national space program.

Preflight Interview: Michael Fossum
Mike Fossum was a mission specialist for STS-121. Mike, a former Boy Scout, discusses how he made the decision to become an astronaut.

Quest: Meet Felix Alberto Soto, Boy Scout   →
Felix Alberto Soto, electrical designs engineer in the Advanced Systems and Analysis Division at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, explains why scouting was important to him.

Scouting at Stennis (pdf)   →
Boy Scouts can meet four of the eight requirements for their Space Exploration Badge by attending StenniSphere’s programs in aviation and space exploration.

Space Center Houston – Scout Camp-In   →
Campers participate in a structured evening full of hands-on activities and presentations, all designed with the scout badge requirements in mind.
 

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