Join us during Earth Science Week (ESW) 2012 to meet an incredible group of NASA Earth Explorers – from scientists and engineers, to multimedia producers, educators and writers.
Find out about their careers, why and how they study the planet, and what their typical days are like. From video interviews to blog posts and more, there will be a variety of multimedia activities that will allow Explorers to tell their stories. Have questions of your own? Participate in live Twitter interviews and Google+ Hangouts held throughout the week, as well as during a radio interview and webinar in Spanish.
On October 18, learn about the many contributions of women at NASA to Earth science as part of Female Geoscientists Day.
The 2012 NASA ESW website will be your one-stop-source for Earth science careers and resources during ESW and beyond. There you will find a collection of articles, information about events, links to blog posts, transcripts of Twitter interviews, and educational products in English and Spanish.
The countdown to Earth Science Week 2012 has begun!
Come back often for classroom tips to enhance your students' ESW experience, explore rich, multimedia resources and learn more about the inspiring Earth Explorers you will meet in October!
Some events to look forward to:
Blogs from the Field
Meet NASA's Earth Explorers through these daily blogs beginning the week before and throughout Earth Science Week.
Scientists Reading in Schools (LARC)
NASA Langley volunteers will visit local school classrooms throughout the week to read the GLOBE Elementary books to students.
Girl Scouts visit NASA JPL, Pasadena, CA
Girls Scouts from the Greater Los Angeles Council will visit NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for a fun-filled day of activities.
Univisión Radio – Doctora Isabel Show (en Español)*
Parents, teachers and students are invited to tune in for an hour-long interview with NASA scientists Erika Podest (NASA JPL) and Miguel Román (NASA GSFC) by Univisión's Doctora Isabel, a psychologist who covers a variety of family-related topics on her three-hour radio show.
Women@NASA Blog Interviews
To celebrate Female Geoscientists Day, Women@NASA will feature interviews with three remarkable Earth Explorers. Check out each of these interviews to gain insights about the role of women in studying the planet and the unique experience of NASA scientists Temilola Fatoyinbo (NASA GSFC), Michelle Gierach (NASA JPL), and Sarah Crecelius (NASA LARC).
Oct. 17, 1pm ET/12noon CT/11am MT/10am PT
Google+ Hangout with Christy Hansen:
Live from Operation Icebridge – 2012 Antarctic Campaign
Hangout with NASA Goddard's Christy Hansen, live from the October-November 2012 Antarctic Campaign, as she prepares for several 12-hour flights from Chile over Antarctica and back. Hansen is a project manager for Operation IceBridge – NASA's multiyear airborne campaign studying Earth's polar ice in unprecedented detail to better understand processes that connect the polar regions with the global climate system.
Twitter Interview with Erica Alston*
Erica Alston is a scientist studying air quality at NASA's Langley Research Center and a role model to girls interested in Earth science. She tells young women to believe in themselves and pursue their dreams: "There have been too many female trailblazers in the sciences for you to believe that you cannot be one, too."