Celebrating ISS Earth Science: Monitoring Our Home Planet with the WORF
Thursday 04/15/2021
6:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators, Students, & Parents in Grades K-16
The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

Astronauts spend about 30% of their time maintaining the ISS. Now we don't necessarily spend 30% of each day taking care of Planet Earth, but it's our "space station"...and it's all we have. In honor of both NASA's 20 years of continuous human presence on the ISS and Earth Month 2021, this webinar will introduce participants to the Window Observational Research Facility (WORF), which is used to study global climates, land and sea formations, and transient phenomena (e.g., hurricanes and volcanic eruptions).

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.