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Space Health Programming

Health Information Resources to Support Science Engagement


Opportunities

Webinar Guest Speaker:
Dorian Janney, GLOBE Mission Mosquito Campaign Coordinator and Lead for NASA Satellite Collaborations, GFSC/NASA/ADNET. Topics cover Citizen Science, Public Health, and Space. SCR CONNECTions series, November 2018. Available on the webinar archives page or on YouTube: link to recording


Summer Reading

Check out the NNLM SCR Consumer Health Coordinator’s content contributions to the 2019 NNLM Summer Health Programming Manual, as part of NNLM’s Summer Health Programming and partnership with CSLP. This year's theme was "Space", with the slogan, "A Universe of Stories". See the Summer Reading initiatives page for further resources for public and school libraries.

Resource Libraries, related programming:
UNTHSC Gibson D. Lewis Library's program, Astronaut Academy: Health & Exercise, in summer of 2019. The NNLM SCR Consumer Health Coordinator visited several public libraries and apartment organizations to assist in providing health programming with the summer reading "Space" theme. Sponsored by the UNT Health Science Center library, the presenters provided programming with demonstrations and hands-on educational activities that reached families in underserved areas.


NNLM Educational Offerings

Astronaut Health: Science Education Resources
Class page with materials: https://nnlm.gov/classes/astronaut_health

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!

Webinars and other presentations
National webinar on April 23, 2019 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST. More information is available on the webinar class page. Recording available. 

The Moon Landing 50th Anniversary event was held at the J Erik Johnson Central Library on July 20, 2019. The Consumer Health Coordinator represented NNLM at the exhibit/display tables. 

Past Conference Presentations
New Mexico Library Association (NLMA), November 2017
Louisiana Library Association (LLA). Double session, March 2018
Texas Library Association (TLA), April 2018
Arkansas Association of Instructional Media (AAIM). Two sessions, April 2018
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Librarians South. Opening presentation, July 2018
LLA, March 2019 – Conference Featured Speaker, GODORT Breakfast and Business Meeting (adapted, Launching Your Year of Space with NNLM and the Solar System Ambassadors).


Regional Partnership

Science and Literacy Workshop for Educators, with Health Connections. Title - Mars Anomalies: Exploring Literacy and STEM Collaborations. Co-presented by a community partner science educator and the Consumer Health Coordinator.

Past Conference Presentations
- Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT) Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST). Fort Worth, TX. November 2018
- ​Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC), Houston, TX. February 2019
- Space Port Area Conference for Educators (SPACE). Cape Canaveral, Florida. July 2019

Resources
Health Connections Link Bank, with NLM and NIH resources
NIH Curriculum Supplement Series, Grades 9-12. Lesson 2 - Houston, We Have a Problem: https://science.education.nih.gov/supplements/nih_sleep_curr-supp.pdf

NCATS is the home for collaborations on biomedical research and public health with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). NCATS coordinates, fosters and develops research relationships that advance the goals of NIH, HHS and NASA for the broad benefit of human health.