Top news!

ROADS on Asteroids Top Teams

NESSP is pleased to announce the top teams in the ROADS on Asteroids challenge! Read the full list of honorees on this page.

Top teams

Top Team — DART
The Team Who Must Not Be Named, from Socorro, New Mexico

Top Team — Dawn
RS Space Hawks – 1, from San Juan, Puerto Rico

Top Team — Dawn
Infinity Spartans, from Pharr, Texas

Top Team — Hyabusa
WSSB Explorers, from Vancouver, Washington

Top Team — OSIRIS Rex
ShurikL, from Staten Island, New York

NESSP’s Programs

Educator PD

Educator PD icon -- A white square with a black border, showing the words "Educator PD" above an audience of two people in a classroom setting, watching an astronaut instructor gesturing to a board showing images of a drone and rover. NESSP’s professional development program offers two-day workshops and weeklong summits to teachers, organizers, and other science educators across the northwest region. LEARN MORE!

Upcoming events

October 8–9, 2021 — Virtual workshop
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Announcements

  • Announcing summer professional development for teachers July 9, 2021 - For summer 2021, NESSP is pleased to offer several professional development sessions for teachers — including a long-awaited return to an in-person workshop format for one of the sessions! As with our PD sessions last year, our summer 2021 sessions will take place over two days.

Curriculum

Companion Course icon -- A white square with a black border, showing the words "Companion Course" above a notebook showing a drone and a rover. NESSP's companion course program offers a curriculum for educators to integrate concepts from our ROADS challenges into their lesson plans. Curricula support Next Generation Science Standards and is aligned with NASA missions. LEARN MORE!

Upcoming events

October 8–9, 2021 — Virtual workshop
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Event Virtual

Announcements

  • Announcing summer professional development for teachers July 9, 2021 - For summer 2021, NESSP is pleased to offer several professional development sessions for teachers — including a long-awaited return to an in-person workshop format for one of the sessions! As with our PD sessions last year, our summer 2021 sessions will take place over two days.

Mini-Missions

Mini-Missions icon -- A white square with a black border, showing the words "Mini-Missions" above a group of four astronauts performing missions tasks. NESSP’s mini-mission program offers curriculum and supplies to educator-led activities across the northwest region. Our mini-missions work well in a variety of situations from summer camps to Scouting activities to after-school programs. LEARN MORE!

Upcoming events

Autumn 2021 Mini-Missions
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Announcements

  • Summer science is here! July 12, 2021 - For summer 2021, NESSP is pleased to offer several mini-missions for use in your summer camp activities in July and August.

The Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline

The Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline is a collaborative K-12 education effort serving students, teachers, and their diverse communities throughout the Pacific Northwest.