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SD Discovery Center: NASA Researcher Presentation Kits

Bring Cutting Edge Science to Your Library

Researchers Presentations are opportunities for your library patrons to learn about varied topics with an actual South Dakota scientist. Coordinated through the South Dakota Discovery Center and the SD State Library, a kit of materials paired with a NASA@MyLibrary Fellow provides your patrons an amazing engaging hands-on experience.

How to Get Started

Step 1: Book the Scientist

The SD Discovery Center coordinates with Science Communication Fellows across South Dakota. Each Fellow has a specific activity to bring to your library.

step one book NASA at my library fellow

Step 2: Check out a Kit

The SD State Library coordinates the NASA@MyLibrary kits for your library to check out.

There are four presentation kits focused for a particular activity and scientist.

step two check out a presentation kit

Step 3: Host your Virtual Visit!

A full how-to checklist for hosting a virtual visit with a South Dakota researcher that includes hands-on activities has been developed by the SD Discovery Center and the SD State Library.

How to host a virtual visit

step three Host your Virtual Visit

SDSL Contacts

Youth Services Coordinator

Amanda Raiche

1-605-773-3131 (Option 5, 1)

Continuing Education Coordinator

JoAnne Freitag


Key Partners:

Star Net logo - Science technology activities and resources for libraries
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N C I L logo - National Center for Interactive Learning
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Key partners include the Space Science Institute (SSI) and its National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) , the American Library Association (ALA) , Chief Officers of State Library Agencies , Cornerstones of Science , the Lunar and Planetary Institute , and other organizations. Additional support for this project comes from NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) and made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

NASA@ My Library is funded by NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) . Visit to learn more about NASA@ My Library and the 26 other cooperative agreements SMD selected via a national competition to engage the public in space and earth science.

For information about the program visit