About UAMN Space Outreach
NASA Heliophysics Education Activation Team
UAMN is a partner in the NASA Heliophysics Education Activation Team (HEAT) (formerly NSSEC: National Space Science Education Consortium).
NASA HEAT connects audiences across the nation to the innovative and captivating science of heliophysics. From nationwide educational programming to community-centric projects, NASA HEAT is actively partnering with museums, youth organizations, classroom teachers, and many others to teach people about our closest star, the Sun, and how it affects our lives.
UAMN focuses our efforts in NASA HEAT on:
- Connecting afterschool and out-of-school educators to resources and training
- Partnerships with Alaska community organizations (schools, libraries, museums, youth organizations)
- Space science outreach through community science nights and family programs
- Serving minority audiences, including rural Alaskans
NASA HEAT supported under cooperative agreement number NNH15ZDA004C.
Interior Alaska Space Outreach
Presented by Dr. Walt and Marita Babula.
Beginning in 2020 with new funding, UAMN expanded opportunities for Fairbanks area and Interior Alaska residents to explore space science.
The first annual museum Space Camp, presented by Dr. Walt and Marita Babula, took place in June 2021. Visit the Virtual Space Camp page for more information.
National Informal STEM Education Network
UAMN is a member of the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net), a community of informal educators and scientists dedicated to supporting learning about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) across the United States.
Through NISE Net, UAMN receives Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkits, and shares the activities at public events such as Science Potpourri, Museum Sleepover, and more.
This project was funded under NASA cooperative agreement NNX16AL65A and cooperative agreement number NNH15ZDA004C. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.