April 27 – NESSP April Newsletter 🗓

Greetings from NESSP HQ!

In this issue we announce the opening of the 2024 ROADS Summer Mini-Mission application and remind you of several upcoming challenge events and deadlines.

2024 ROADS Mini-Mission applications are now open!
NESSP Mini-missions are summer experiences led by local educators and community members. NESSP provides suggested activities, supplies, training/support, and instructor stipends. Instructors make the schedule, find a place to host, and recruit students. This year, NESSP offers three mini-mission options: Artemis ROADS mini-mission, Icy Worlds mini-mission, and James Webb mini-mission. Priority is given to educators in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana and previous ROADS Mission Advisors. Apply soon! Applications close on May 20th, 2024!
Happy Citizen Science Month!
Did you know that April is Citizen Science Month? Its nearly the end of the month but it never too late to #DoNASAScience by contributing to one of NASA’s many Citizen Science Projects. There are projects available for all age ranges and levels of time commitment. Learn about all the Citizen Science opportunities on NASA’s Citizen Science page:https://science.nasa.gov/citizen-science/

Calendar updates

May 8th, 2024 5:00 pm Pacific Artemis ROADS II Mission Advisor Support Session #3

The third Mission Advisor Support Session will cover submission procedures for final challenge results and details on awards and recognition. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions during the session.

Upcoming In-person Events in April, May, and June

We are excited to announce that Artemis ROADS II Final Challenge Events are underway, we look forward to meeting some of you at the following upcoming events:

  • Idaho North @ University of Idaho, Moscow, ID on April 27 
  • North Carolina @ Smokey Mountain Elementary School, Whittier, NC on April 29
  • Washington @ Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA on May 4
  • Texas @ University of Texas  Center for Space Research, Austin, TX on May 18
  • Montana @ Montana State University, Bozeman, MT on May 21
  • Arizona @ Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ on June 1

Follow us at @nwessp on Instagram, Facebook, and X to see images of the team showing off their accomplishments and if you can’t make it to an in-person event! Don’t worry! We will send you team recognition after the final challenge deadline has passed.

Re-Entry Submissions due by June 5, 2024

The final deadline for Artemis ROADS II teams to submit their Mission Development Log (MDL) and final challenge videos is June 5th, 2024. You can read all about what is required in MO-08 of your challenge manual. We look forward to seeing all of your great work. The submission form can be found at:

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