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Adult Programs

Free NASA Workshops for Formal and Informal Educators

On Tuesday, October 16th, and Wednesday, October 17th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the LaSalle Public Library will host Susan Kohler, Education Professional Development Specialist at NASA Glenn Research Center.   These workshops are free, and are for formal and informal educators - teachers, youth leaders, librarians, and home-school teachers.  

Registration deadline is on Friday, October 5th.  Old Fashioned Box Lunches from Hy-Vee may be ordered when you register or you may bring your own brown bag lunch.  Beverages and snacks will be provided.  A menu for the box lunches will be provided upon registration.   The LaSalle Public Library is located at 305 Marquette Street, LaSalle, Illinois.  For more information, please call the Library at 815-223-2341.  We must have a minimum of 15 participants to proceed with the workshop. (max. 28).  All actitivies meet Next Generation Science Standards. 

Survival on Mars: The Martian - Five Engineering Design Challenges
Tuesday, October 16th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CT

Learn to use the challenges of Space Exploration to help students
improve collaborative skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving
strategies, and employ the process of science inquiry. Easily adapted for all grades and effective as stand-alones or units, activities include
five hands-on challenges from the film, The Martian. 

Register here to obtain Continuing Education Units: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/348986
also, please email Cristy at:  cstupegia@lasalle.lib.il.us
to reserve your seat and to receive lunch details.

Picking Up STEAM with NASA Science and Technology
Wednesday, October 17th, 
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CT

Tap into NASA technology, to learn how to effectively use problem-based learning activities for students K—8. This hands-on workshop demonstrates engagement strategies that use NASA data and images to enhance your STEAM program.  Participants will design a satellite, explore the scientific uses of satellite images, and will discover the many ways coding can extend student learning via Sphero robotics.  

Register here to obtain Continuing Education Units: 
https://www.eiseverywhere.com/362637
also, please email Cristy at:  cstupegia@lasalle.lib.il.us
to reserve your seat and to receive lunch details.