[kids-lib] FREE! STAR_Net Webinar: Hands-on Activities for Children (ages 5-9)

Jennifer Maurer jennifer.maurer at state.or.us
Fri Apr 5 17:17:50 PDT 2013

For those of you who are not on Libs-Or...
Recall that Darci Hanning recently created a continuing education page on the OSL website to augment what is announced on Northwest Central: http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/resources/conted.aspx.
Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
Oregon State Library
250 Winter Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
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From: libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us [mailto:libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of Darci Hanning
Sent: Friday, April 05, 2013 2:04 PM
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Subject: [Libs-Or] FREE! STAR_Net Webinar: Hands-on Activities for Children (ages 5-9)

Greetings and Happy Friday!
I'm sending this along separately as these webinars take limited registrations and fill up fast - I highly recommend that you get on their mailing list to receive these announcements directly if these sorts of activities are of interest to your library!
Note: there will be a separate webinar on May 7 that will cover activities for ages 10-18!
Darci Hanning * Technology Development Consultant * Library Development Services
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR  97301
503-378-2527 darci.hanning at state.or.us<mailto:darci.hanning at state.or.us>

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From: LaConte, Keliann [mailto:LaConte at lpi.usra.edu]
Sent: Friday, April 05, 2013 1:58 PM
To: Darci Hanning
Subject: STAR_Net Webinar: Hands-on Activities for Children (ages 5-9)

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Webinar:  Providing Children with a Global Perspective
through Hands-on Earth Science Activities

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Start time:  11 a.m. PDT/12 p.m. MDT/1 p.m. CDT/2 p.m. EDT
Duration:  2 hours

Public library staff are invited to join us for a FREE online training in conducting a selection of hands-on Earth science activities. The STAR_Net project's Discover Earth: Hands-on Science Activities rely on inexpensive materials. Provide children with a global perspective through investigations and games about Earth, including its major characteristics (or parts or systems) - water, ice, air, and life - and its ever-changing weather!

During the webinar, you will be invited to:

*         Follow along as educators from the Lunar and Planetary Institute's Explore program team conduct the hands-on activities and share implementation tips;
*         Become familiar with Discover Earth activities for children ages 5-9 (a separate webinar on May 7 will cover activities for ages 10-18); and
*         Discuss ideas for exploring Earth science with children and their families.

Download the FREE Discover Earth materials, including step-by-step activity guides, facilitator background information, lists of recommended supporting media, reading games, bookmarks, and badges at www.lpi.usra.edu/explore/discoverEarth/<http://www.lpi.usra.edu/explore/discoverEarth/>.  This webinar will address activities for children ages 5-9.

Space is limited! Apply at

Registered participants will receive connection information and an agenda prior to the webinar. We will also provide a materials list so that participants may collect some common items and try out the activities at their computers during the webinar. Participants will receive a certificate of completion following the webinar.

More about the STAR_Net project's Discover Earth activities:

The Discover Earth activities focus on Earth science topics close to home - such as local weather and the plants, animals, crops, and environmental features particular to your region - as well as a global view of our changing planet. Through hands-on investigations and discussions, young audiences discover that Earth's global environment changes - and is changed by - the local environment.

The Discover Earth module is a product of the STAR Library Education Network project (STAR_Net), a national program to support libraries that provide - or want to provide - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) informal learning experiences. STAR_Net is led by the National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute. The project team also includes the American Library Association (ALA), Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), and National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP). Major funding is provided by the National Science Foundation. Access additional resources and the online community at www.starnetlibraries.org<http://www.starnetlibraries.org>.

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