Earth Right Now: Satellites and Sea Level Rise Part 1
Monday 01/11/2016
4:00 pm (Eastern Time)
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades 4-8

The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative
at Texas State University is providing
two 1-hour webinars.

Interested in Climate Change on Earth?
Come join NASA specialists in a two-part series to learn about climate change around the world through Earth related topics such as NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite mission, Greenland Ice, and Sea Level Rise. Feel free to join us for one or both!

Sea Level Rise Part 1: 
Your planet is changing, and NASA is on it! During the summer of 2015, scientists embarked upon Greenland to research the hydrology of the ice sheet -- studying the shifting network of streams and rivers that form during the melt season and transport water from the surface of the ice to the ocean, contributing to sea-level rise. Join NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to hear about this endeavor. During this session educators will also discover resources to use in the classroom about changing Earth and Sea Level Rise.

Make sure to also join our specialists for the SMAP Satellite Mission in Part 2!  Bring your questions!

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Satellites Part 2:
SMAP is a satellite designed to measure soil moisture over a three-year period, every 2-3 days. Major storms, landslides and droughts, are a few examples of Earth changes that are measured by SMAP.  Come join our SMAP specialist to learn how scientists use these measurements to help predict Earth's long-term changes over time.  During this session educators will also discover useful NASA SMAP resources for the classroom.

See you there!


Kelly is a NASA Education Professional Development Specialist at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. She works to support education in eleven East Coast states ranging from Virginia to Maine. Kelly started at NASA as an Informal Educator, which coordinated various programs and events intended to inspire teachers, students and families in grades K-8 in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) while bringing together NASA missions, engineers, and scientists at NASA Goddard’s Visitor Center. Prior to joining the education team at NASA, Kelly’s professional career consisted of 10 years of teaching Earth and Physical Sciences in various school systems and grade levels in the state of New Jersey. The districts have ranged from urban to suburban, as well as private and public schools. Outside of teaching in the United States, Kelly spent time during the summer as a volunteer English teacher in Costa Rica. She has pursued a career in teaching STEM and professional development workshops for NASA and has earned a Master’s degree in Science Leadership and Management.