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DC & Baltimore Reporters Invited as NASA Goddard Celebrates Three Year Partnership With Area Schools
GREENBELT, Md. – More than 800 students from Baltimore City and County Public Schools, Prince George’s County Public Schools and Washington D. C. Public and Charter Schools have been invited to the Goddard Space Flight Center to kick off a 3-year collaboration celebration known as Goddard Middle School Week, Oct. 12-15.

Hosted by the Goddard Education office, NASA scientists, engineers, educators and astronauts will engage area students about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Students will have the opportunity to experience Earth science, planetary exploration, astrophysics, heliophysics and more through hands-on activities.

This initiative was designed to build student and educator interest, knowledge and performance in STEM disciplines. The target audience is aligned with the agency’s Summer of Innovation project – middle school students with a special emphasis on underserved, underrepresented, and underperforming schools.

Each day of Goddard Middle School Week, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., one of the area school systems will visit Goddard. Participating schools were selected by the school system.

The hosting schedule is:

Oct. 12 – Prince George’s Public Schools
Oct. 13 – Baltimore City Schools
Oct. 14 – Baltimore Public Schools
Oct. 15 – Washington D. C. Public and Public Charter School Board

Media interested in attending can contact Dewayne Washington, Goddard Public Affairs Officer. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center is located at 8800 Greenbelt, Rd., Greenbelt, Md. 20771.
Goddard Release No. 10-092

Dewayne Washington
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.