Earth from Space: Exploring Satellite Data to Better Understand Global Systems

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 to Saturday, August 31, 2013
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Media and Technology, Planetarium and Science on a Sphere, Public Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs, Exhibitions, Museum and Science Center Exhibits, Library Exhibits, Informal/Formal Connections, K-12 Programs
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Youth/Teen (up to 17) | General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals
Ecology, forestry, and agriculture | Geoscience and geography | Technology
Oregon Museum of Science
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Earth from Space highlights state-of-the-art NASA technology, in particular, the suite of Earth observing satellites orbiting our planet, the data they collect, and how people are using these data for research and applications. Participants learn how NASA EOS data is collected through remote sensing systems, recognize the connection between this data and the area in which they live, and recognize the relevance and value of NASA data for understanding changes in the Earth related to where they live. The project informs K–12 students and lifelong learners of our increasingly advanced technological society and prepare students to enter the STEM-related workforce with content in oceanography, geology, climatology, glaciology, geography, and meteorology. Content is presented through hands-on exhibits and dynamic demonstrations using spherical display systems at OMSI’s main museum location and through a travelling program at rural libraries, schools, and other outreach venues throughout Oregon.

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Team Members

Jamie HurdJamie HurdPrincipal Investigator
Marilyn JohnsonMarilyn JohnsonCo-Principal Investigator

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