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

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Abstract
The 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\textquoteright 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.
Year of Publication
2013
Journal
Space Science Reviews
Volume
179
Number of Pages
617-646
Date Published
11/2013
ISSN Number
0038-6308
URL
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007\%2Fs11214-012-9945-6
DOI
10.1007/s11214-012-9945-6