This program has now ended.
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 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 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
1-605-773-3131 (Option 5, 1)
1-605-773-3131 (Option 5, 2)
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 https://science.nasa.gov/learners 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 https://www.starnetlibraries.org/portfolio-items/nasa-my-library/