Earth Right Now: Satellites and Sea Level Rise Part 2
Tuesday 01/12/2016
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 a 1-hour webinar.

Interested in Climate Change on Earth?
During this webinar, educators will discover information about climate change around the world through the eyes of NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite mission. (Attendance in Part 1 is not a requirement.)

NASA SMAP Satellite Mission
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 discover how scientists use these measurements to help predict Earth's long-term changes over time.

Teachers will have the opportunity to interact with specialists via a live chat, as well as have the opportunity to download and discuss various NASA Educational Resources related to SMAP.

(Bring your questions about SMAP for this session, we would love to hear them!)

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.