Explore Earth: May the NASA GEDI Force be with you this Earth Day
Thursday 04/09/2020
5:30 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades K-12

The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

This year, Earth Day (April 22nd) celebrates its 50th anniversary while NASA marks 20 years of continuous human presence aboard the ISS. Partly a U.S.-designated National Laboratory, the ISS facilitates uniqe research that helps to improve life on our blue planet. In this webinar, participants will learn about NASA GEDI, a LIDAR instrument aboard the ISS that makes 3-D measurements of our forest canopy. By doing so, NASA scientists characterize important carbon and water cycling processes and biodiversity more accurately. Relevant instructional resources will also be included.


Dr. Anne Weiss is the Education Professional Development Specialist at Langley Research Center, which serves Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Anne originally trained as a neuroscientist, which included a research assignment in genetics at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory. Since 1998, Anne has taught Earth science, chemistry & biochemistry, physical science, human anatomy & physiology, and general biology at the K-12 and higher education levels. As a graduate assistant, Anne served as Community Manager of the NASA Educators Online Network (NEON), the subject of her dissertation on online teacher professional development, for the NASA Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP). Anne earned a B.S. in Vertebrate Physiology (with history minor) from the Pennsylvania State University, a M.S. in Physiology from the Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the Pennsylvania State University.