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Astronaut Health: Health Information Resources to Support Science Education

Class Details

Public and school libraries throughout the nation have been celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing this year with the reading theme "A Universe of Stories". Join us for an online offering of Astronaut Health: Health Information Resources to Support Science Education. Instructor Debbie Montenegro, NNLM SCR Consumer Health Coordinator and NASA Solar System Ambassador, will walk through various resources from NLM, NIH, and NASA, as well as wonderful communities of practice that are ready to help you continue to incorporate science and health programming into the library. Learn about partnerships and programs that took place this year for the Summer of Space, and get ready to explore where space and health resources collide! This class is eligible for 1 hour of MLA Continuing Education credit. Make sure to register below to receive login information on the day of the session!

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Dec 5, 2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM CT
Instructor(s):
Debbie Montenegro, MSIS, Consumer Health Coordinator
Continuing Education Credits: 
1

This presentation will introduce school librarians, public librarians, science educators, and other participants to health science education resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The resources pertain to the following subjects: K-12+ science education focusing on anatomy, genetics, health, and health science careers.

The overall goal of this course is to help participants find science resources, lesson plans, and programs through a unique and fun subject. Public and school librarians can support science educators and students by fostering science literacy and health literacy programs. Organizations that assist libraries with integrating science into their programs will be discussed. These efforts are creating value to the science education community. Such support can open the door to professional partnerships with educators.

Formerly titled, Astronaut Health: Science Education Resources. 

Objectives: 

Revised objectives for Fall 2019:

  • Recognize National Library of Medicine* (NLM) and NIH resources for health information
  • Identify NASA resources for science education
  • Locate resources for health science careers
  • Gain awareness of communities of practice that support science programming in libraries

Previous objectives (2017 to summer 2019):

  • Recognize National Library of Medicine* (NLM) and NIH resources for health information
  • Identify NASA resources for STEM education
  • Locate resources for health science careers
  • Describe STEAM programming in libraries

* Including Genetics Home Reference, MedlinePlus, PubMed Central, Harry Potter's World and other NLM Exhibitions