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Goddard Educator Resource Center (ERC)
Looking for the latest Earth and Space Science information for your classroom? Located at the Visitor Center, the ERC provides educational publications, teaching materials, and much more. The ERC conducts educator workshops, including the Lunar and Meteorite Certification workshops. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, call Leslie Garrison, ERC Manager, at 301-286-8570 or by email at

Open Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by appointment.

Educator Resource Center

At the NASA Goddard Educator Resource Center (ERC), educators can expect to find a wide range of services to help them integrate NASA instructional materials, as well as up to date information and data from various NASA missions into their curriculum.
The Goddard ERC offers:
  • Educational publications including educator guides, posters, lithographs, DVDs, CDs and other mission specific publications.
  • Professional development opportunities both here at Goddard and across NASA centers via the Digital Learning Network.
  • Information regarding Internet resources at NASA and how to find educational materials online.
  • Lunar and Meteorite Certification for educators, who then become eligible to borrow actual lunar and meteorite samples. For more information regarding our Certification workshops please contact the Educator Resource Center at 301-286-8570.

  • The Goddard ERC is affiliated with ERCs within the region. They are serving educators in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, DC
    Click here to see ERCs listed by state.

    Easy ways to Obtain NASA Educational Materials

    The NASA Office of Education works with NASA experts to promote education as an integral component of NASA research and development missions. These efforts result in innovative and informative educational materials that engage student interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. For resources visit: