Sun-Earth Day is comprised of a series of programs and events that occur throughout the year culminating with a celebration on or near the Spring Equinox.
Over the past six years, the NASAs Sun-Earth Connection Education Forum has sponsored and coordinated education and public outreach events to highlight NASAs Sun-Earth Connection research and discoveries. Our strategy involves using celestial events, such as total solar eclipses and the Transit of Venus, as well as Sun-Earth Day during the March Equinox, to engage K-12 schools and the general public in space science activities, demonstrations, and interactions with space scientists.
In collaboration with partners that include science centers and museums around the world, the Exploratorium, NASA Connect, Sun-Earth Connection missions, and others, we produce webcasts, other multi-media, and print resources for use by school and informal educators nation-wide and internationally. We provide training and professional development to K-12 educators, museum personnel, amateur astronomers, Girl Scout leaders, etc., so they can implement their own outreach programs taking advantage of our resources. A coordinated approach promotes multiple programs occurring each year under a common theme.
The new Sun-Earth Day website contains information for students, educators, scientists, museums and amateur astronomers! All web resources for Sun-Earth Day 2005: Ancient Observatories, Timeless Knowledge are archived and will remain on-line for your enjoyment!