Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) Education and Public Outreach Program

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TitleRadiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) Education and Public Outreach Program
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsTurney, D, Matiella Novak, A, Beisser, K, Fox, N
JournalSpace Science Reviews
Date Published11/2013
KeywordsRBSP; Van Allen Probes
AbstractThe Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) program serves as a pipeline of activities to inspire and educate a broad audience about Heliophysics and the Sun-Earth system, specifically the Van Allen Radiation Belts. The program is comprised of a variety of formal, informal and public outreach activities that all align with the NASA Education Portfolio Strategic Framework outcomes. These include lesson plans and curriculum for use in the classroom, teacher workshops, internship opportunities, activities that target underserved populations, collaboration with science centers and NASA visitors’ centers and partnerships with experts in the Heliophysics and education disciplines. This paper will detail the activities that make up the RBSP E/PO program, their intended audiences, and an explanation as to how they align with the NASA education outcomes. Additionally, discussions on why these activities are necessary as part of a NASA mission are included. Finally, examples of how the RBSP E/PO team has carried out some of these activities will be discussed throughout.
Short TitleSpace Sci Rev

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