Register for Artemis ROADS II Professional Development!

Join a nationwide NASA challenge on the Moon and learn how to incorporate NGSS-aligned science and engineering lessons based on NASA science into your classroom, after-school program, or club. This professional development is flexible with asynchronous activities on Canvas and three live sessions. Stipends, clock hours, and challenge materials are available!

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NESSP Student Programs

NESSP offers experience, programs, supplies, and educational materials for K-12 students and their mentors. Opportunities range from single-day outreach events in the northwest to months-long national challenges. All programs feature authentic, hands-on activities inspired by NASA Earth and space science.

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Summer Experiences

NESSP Partners, including CWU, the Museum of Flight, OMSI, Montana Learning Center, and the Pacific Science Center, offer summer enrichment opportunities for students throughout Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Programs are free, low-cost, or offer scholarships to qualifying students.

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About Northwest Earth & Space Sciences

NESSP serves as a “virtual NASA center” for residents of the U.S.’s northwest — covering Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. NASA centers have traditionally acted as hubs for professional development for educators, access points for NASA educational materials, and on-site experiences for educators and students. In lieu of a NASA center in our region, NESSP offers several programs to deliver hands-on STEM experiences and NASA education to our communities.

NESSP Partners

Artemis ROADS II (2023-2024)

The ROADS program (Rover Observation And Discoveries in Space) explores STEM through hands-on activities. For 2023–2024, we continue to take inspiration from NASA's Artemis Mission to send humans back to the Moon. Students in grades 3–12 model a NASA mission, survey the landscape (via robot), prepare to launch a rocket and simulate living and working on the Moon.

Artemis ROADS II (2023-2024)

Educator Programs

NESSP seeks to provide educators with the necessary tools and resources to inspire and motivate underserved students, even in challenging learning environments. NESSP provides educators with engaging hands-on lesson plans, supplies, professional development opportunities, and summer stipends.

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