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Paper: Practical Lessons From the First Decade of EPO Partnership Between NIRCam/JWST and the GSUSA
Volume: 473, Communicating Science
Page: 289
Authors: McCarthy, D.; Lebofsky, L. A.; Schlingman, W. M.; Higgins, M. L.
Abstract: Ten years ago the NIRCam science team proposed to conduct “Train the Trainer” workshops for adult leaders from all Girl Scout Councils in the U.S. with an aim to improving basic astronomy materials and to conveying mission-specific information about the science and technologies associated with the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). To date we have conducted 20 workshops involving 225 adult leaders (41 U.S. states, Guam, Japan). During this time, the infrastructure of the GSUSA has evolved considerably, as has its approach to STEM education. Here we discuss how our ongoing workshops, educational activities, and our network of trained leaders have evolved to meet the continuing needs of girls and young women within the GSUSA's new framework of Journeys.
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