What is the NASA ERC?

Since we live on the third planet in the solar system: OPEN HOUSES
Currently the ERC (Located in the Library on campus- check in at the main desk) is open to teachers Saturday mornings on the third Saturday of each month (since we live on the third planet in the solar system) during the academic year from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon [not open June, July or August. Also not open when the Library at Georgian Court is closed - in December and January]. Get on our e-mail list at nasa@georgian.edu or tabormorris@georgian.edu if you would like to make a private appointment to come in if these Open House times are not convenient!

NASA established the Educator Resource Center Network in an effort to encourage the teaching of science in the schools and to make quality educational materials available to educators (teachers, librarians, school administrators) and pre-service education majors. In addition, the centers provide professional development training to educators in their serving area.

The Sister Mary Joseph Cunningham Library at Georgian Court University houses the only NASA Educator Resource Center in New Jersey, serving all of New Jersey. Opened in January 1996, the ERC is open by appointment to any educator, regardless of where they live. There is no fee to use the ERC, nor is there any limit to the number of visits anyone may make. Since the ERC hours vary each session, please e-mail nasa@georgian.edu for additional information or to make an appointment. E-mail us to get on our e-mail list!

Highlights:

From New Jersey’s NASA Education Resource Center

Past Teacher Professional Development Workshops

  1. NJ Science Convention - October 16, 2013
    Updated Meteorite Presentation
    NASA "Exploring Meteorite Mysteries

  2. For Elementary (and Middle School Teachers)
    NASA’s SOLAR SYSTEM – for elementary and middle school teachers
    Run by a Goddard Space Flight Center NASA Specialist Rich Varner
    http://education.gsfc.nasa.gov/pages/listserv.html
    Get 6 hours of Professional Development (certified under State of New Jersey)
    Located at McAuley Heritage Center, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ 08701
    Wednesday June 26, 2013, 9 am to 3 pm (bring your own brown bag lunch)

  3. For Middle & High school Teachers, & interested elementary school teachers
    Lunar Rock and Meteorite Workshop (6 hours)
    NASA Teacher training PLUS get certified to bring the NASA Lunar Rocks (yes from the moon) and Meteorites into YOUR classroom.
    Get 6 hours of Professional Development (certified under State of New Jersey)
    Run by a Goddard Space Flight Center NASA Specialist Rich Varner
    http://education.gsfc.nasa.gov/pages/listserv.html
    Ocean First Lecture Hall Room 165 New Science Wing, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ 08701
    Thursday June 27, 2013, 9 am to 3 pm (bring your own brown bag lunch)

NASA Workshops for June 26, 2013


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