Storybook Time with Students to Celebrate Earth Science
Each October, NASA joins forces with the American Geological Institute and their partners for Earth Science Week (ESW). It’s a chance to give people of all ages the opportunity to explore the natural world and learn about the geosciences.
NASA Langley researchers and staff celebrated this year’s ESW, from October 14 to 20, in the local community through a storybook event. They went to almost 50 Kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms in Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and York County this week to read stories about the Earth and talk to the children about how NASA studies our home planet.
Shown here is Lin Chambers, a researcher from the Science Directorate at NASA Langley, reading “All About Earth: Our World On Stage” to a group of first grade students. The book is one of four that volunteers read from the GLOBE Program’s series that introduces students to key concepts in water, soil, clouds, seasons and Earth system studies.
This year’s ESW theme is “Discovering Careers in Earth Science.” All of the NASA programs, materials, features and videos celebrate the many exciting career paths in the geosciences field.
Here are a few features highlighting careers in Earth Science at NASA Langley:
• Susan Thomas credits her mentors as being instrumental in helping her transform a childhood fascination with light into a career in science: http://climate.nasa.gov/eswSite/eswExplorers/SusanThomas/
• NASA’s Jessica Taylor transformed her passion for science into a career working in outreach and education: http://climate.nasa.gov/eswSite/eswExplorers/JessicaTaylor/
• NASA's Ali Omar did not intend to be an atmospheric scientist but is glad the path he took led him to his current career: http://climate.nasa.gov/eswSite/eswExplorers/AliOmar/
Photo credit: NASA/Sean Smith