1. NASA and the Navajo Nation

    Students and counselors from NASA and the Navajo Nation project’s 2012 Summer Camp at Canyon de Chelly National Monument. Source: NASA Image credit: None
    Students and counselors from NASA and the Navajo Nation project’s 2012 Summer Camp at Canyon de Chelly National Monument. Source: NASA

    The NASA and the Navajo Nation project is a collaboration between NASA, as led by the NASA Astrobiology Institute, and the Navajo Nation, as represented by numerous organizations including the Diné Bi Olta School Board Association, Navajo Technical University, and the Navajo Nation Department of Diné Education. The project was started in 2005, and over the past 12 years two educator guides have been co-developed that bring together cultural and scientific knowledge, as well as workshops for teachers and camps for students.

    A recent article in Indian Country Today details how the project got its start and shares the perspectives of key project leads on their core values and what continues to guide their success.

    For more information, contact Daniella Scalice at daniella.m.scalice@nasa.gov.

    Source: [Indian Country Today]