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To kick off summer activities, three committees (Internet Presence, Professional Development, and Membership) will meet Thursday, June 21 at 8 PM Eastern. We will be analyzing our past year's efforts and planning new strategies for the upcoming school year. Everyone is welcome! Join us via Zoom webinar:
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NASA GCC: Vital Signs of the Planet
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Browse through the resources at GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE: Vital Signs of the Planet. It mission is to provide the public with accurate and timely news and information about Earth's changing climate, along with current data and visualizations, presented from the unique perspective of NASA, one of the world's leading climate research agencies.

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See Earth through the Astronauts' Lens using the Windows on Earth collection from TERC! Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) have taken over 2 million photos of Earth. These photos are dramatic, beautiful, engaging and informative, helping us all understand and appreciate Earth. They include scientific phenomena, such as erupting volcanoes, powerful hurricanes, river erosion, and agriculture patterns around the globe. Explore our Earth from a whole new perspective.

Use the GLOBE Observer app, to join the GLOBE community and contribute important scientific data to NASA and GLOBE, your local community, and students and scientists worldwide. Check out the new Mosquito Habitat Mapper within the app.

Check out the Educator Toolkit: Framing Phenomena-Based Student Investigations compiled by the NASA Earth Science Education Collaborative (NESEC) for information on how you can bring NASA data into your classroom.

Create Your Own CLEAN-NGSS Unit. The Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) just released a Getting Started Guide and three examples of CLEAN-supported NGSS units. You can also sign up for CLEAN STEM Flashes, topical newsletters that connect selected resources from the CLEAN collection with current climate and energy events in the news.

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