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How to Smile
SMILE is a national partnership among science and technology centers, museums, community-based organizations, and out-of-school educators. We are dedicated to making science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) exciting and engaging for all learners. Our organizations are resource hubs for educational programs that involve people of all ages and backgrounds.
Contact: questions@howtosmile.org
Grades: Pre-K - 12th
Availability: Nationally

NASA Explorer Schools
The NASA Explorer Schools Project is NASA's classroom-based gateway for middle and high school students (grades 4-12) that provide authentic learning experiences designed around NASA's unique missions while promoting student engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics based on NASA's resources.   NES focuses on student opportunities, giving students a sense of relevance and involvement by linking STEM classroom topics to real-world NASA activities that inspire middle and high school students' interest in STEM disciplines. Through partnerships with national educational organizations and use of best educational practices, the NES project hopes to inspire students to participate in NASA missions and develop their aptitudes in STEM.
Contact: robert.f.lasalvia@nasa.gov 
Phone: 216-433-8981
Grades: Educators 4th - 12th
Availability: Nationally

NASA Innovations in Climate Education
NASA Innovations in Climate Education, or NICE, is designed to improve the quality of the nation’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education and enhance students’ and teachers’ literacy about global climate and Earth system change, from elementary grades to lifelong learners. The project is motivated by recommendations made in the National Research Council report "Earth Science and Applications from Space: National Imperatives for the Next Decade and Beyond." This Earth decadal study identifies responding to our changing planet as one of the greatest and most important intellectual challenges facing humanity. The study specifies that both the acquisition of new knowledge about the Earth system and the use of Earth observation data are equally important in meeting the complex challenges of global change.
Contact: Sharon.S.Welch@nasa.gov  
Phone: 757-864-6611
Grades: Educators K - 12th
Availability: Nationally

PBS Teachers STEM Education Resource Center
PBS is well known for science series such as NOVA , NATURE and SID THE SCIENCE KID. PBS Teachers offers hundreds of standards-based, online resources designed to help teachers promote understanding of science concepts and development of hands-on science skills.
Contact: http://www.pbs.org/teachers/feedback.html
Grades: Pre-K - 12th
Availability: Nationally

Summer of Innovation
The Summer of Innovation is designed to foster the high-quality engagement of students in summer and after-school programming. NASA aims to assist schools and organizations to inspire and support youth by involving them in exciting and challenging learning opportunities centered on NASA’s unique mission of research and discovery.
Contact: terri.d.rodgers@nasa.gov,  priscilla.a.mobley@nasa.gov
Phone: 216-433-8740 Phone: 216-433-8333
Grades: Educators 4th - 9th
Availability: Nationally


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