DC EnvironMentors Goes to NASA Goddard!
DC EnvironMentors took students to visit the NASA Goddard Campus today. Students from Wilson, School Without Walls, Thrugood Marshall Academy, and Washington Metropalotan High School came to NASA to discover how the nation's 'space agency' works with environmental issues.
The students learned about how satellites work and saw how satellite data is used by real scientists to solve today's pressing environmental issues and plan for a better future. On Science on the Sphere, the earth's systems were explained in a unique blend of visual graphics and real-time data and modelling. The students were taken on a tour of the command centers of 4 different earth specific satellite that collect scientific data ranging from cloud density to ocean activity. This exciting, informational, and interactive tour taught the students about different career opportunities within NASA and how the most advanced science is being used to help solve the same types of problems they are researching with their own EnvironMentors projects.