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Astronaut Health: Science Education Resources

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This year’s summer reading theme at public and school libraries throughout the nation will be Space! Join us for the first online offering of Astronaut Health: Science Education Resources and get ready to spend this summer celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing with your community and network partners! Instructor Debbie Montenegro, NNLM SCR Consumer Health Coordinator and recently recognized 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 get your summer programming together. 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!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
Region/Office: National
Apr 23, 2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM CT
Debbie Montenegro, MSIS, Deputy Director

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 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!

Formerly titled, Astronaut Health: Science Education Resources. 


Revised objectives:

  • 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 MedlinePlus, MedlinePlus Genetics, PubMed Central, Harry Potter's World and other NLM Exhibitions