Monday, April 22, 2013, 12:00 EST
SPECIAL EARTH DAY EVENT: BEAUTIFUL EARTH MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE AND SCIENCE DIALOGUE ON NASA’S DIGITAL LEARNING NETWORK (DLN) - This one hour broadcast/link-up to schools from Goddard’s Digital Learning Network Studio, is a musical and visual tour of Earth from space featuring Dr. Claire Parkinson, Project Scientist of the AQUA satellite Mission, and Kenji Williams, Director and Composer. Dr. Parkinson will discuss how NASA is studying our home planet, including the water cycle, temperatures, clouds, vegetation cover, fires, pollution, and climate change. Kenji Williams will discuss the NASA visualizations and time lapses and his inspiration to bridge music, art, and science. Students and teachers from across the country will interact live with the program. Other participants can view and interact with the program via webcast. Please check the DLiNfo Channel page prior to the broadcast to make sure you have the correct software to view the webcast: http://dln.nasa.gov For more information on participating, contact: email@example.com or register here.
Friday and Saturday, November 8, 9, 2013
BEAUTIFUL EARTH PROGRAM at the Laredo Planetarium of the Texas A&M International University
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
BEAUTIFUL EARTH PROGRAM AT THE MOST MUSEUM (CLOSED EVENT)
Special program for students and teachers including the BELLA GAIA Live multi-media show at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) IMAX theatre, interactive sessions with NASA Earth Scientist, Thorsten Markus, and Native American Science Educator, Jim Rock, and hands-on activities. A complementary Educator Professional Development session "Spaceship Earth Data" will be held by Dr. Ana Prados. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or sign up here.
Tuesday, July 17: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MST
BEAUTIFUL EARTH PROGRAM AT THE DENVER MUSEUM OF NATURE & SCIENCE (CLOSED EVENT)
Special program for students and adults including the BELLA GAIA Live multi-media show in the Denver Full-dome theatre, and interactive sessions with NASA Earth Scientist, Thorsten Markus, and Native American Science Educator, Jim Rock.
Thursday, April 19: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST
BEAUTIFUL EARTH STUDENT PROGRAM AT THE NASA GODDARD VISITOR CENTER (CLOSED STUDENT EVENT)
The student program will include the BELLA GAIA Live multi-media show, along with interactive sessions on the Science on a Sphere with NASA Earth Scientist, Thorsten Markus, and Native American Science Educator, Jim Rock. Following an intermission, students and teachers will break off into groups by grade for Hands-on Workshops on Water Density using ice and colored water.
Wednesday, April 18: 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST
BEAUTIFUL EARTH MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE AND SCIENCE DIALOGUE ON NASA’S DIGITAL LEARNING NETWORK (DLN) - SPECIAL EARTH DAY EVENT
Join us on a musical and visual tour of Earth from space with interactive discussions through the Beautiful Earth program. Director and Musician Kenji Williams performs the BELLA GAIA (www.bellagaia.com) multimedia show along with interactive discussions by NASA Earth Scientist Thorsten Markus and Native American Science Educator Jim Rock. The Beautiful Earth program highlights Earth's water in all of its forms: liquid, solid, and vapor, from the western scientific, indigenous, artistic, and multi-cultural points of view. The program simulates spaceflight for the public and reminds us of the beauty and inter-connectedness of Earth’s life systems. Students and teachers from across the country will interact live with the program. Other participants can view and interact with the program. During the DLN broadcast, an email address will be provided for participants to send in their questions.
Left: Beautiful Earth Collaborators, Thorsten Markus (GSFC), Jim Rock (Indigenous Educational Design), and Erin McKinley (NASA GSFC) during 2012 Earth Day DLN. Right: Beautiful Earth Co-I, Kenji Williams, performing BELLA GAIA Live during 2012 Earth Day DLN.