Goddard Virtual Visit: Celebrating African-American History Month 2017

February 3, 8, 9, 10, 17, 22, 23, 24: 1 p.m.-1:30 p.m. EST

Program Summary

African-Americans such as Benjamin Banneker, George Carruthers, Katherine Johnson and Mae Jemison have contributed to the fields of astronomy, physics, mathematics and living and working in space. In honor of National African-American History Month, the NASA Goddard community welcomes educators and middle through high school students to join us for an engaging series of digital programs on STEM topics and careers.

These programs will be provided live from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday throughout the month of February to highlight African-American Goddard scientists and engineers how they got involved with STEM, what they do at Goddard, and how they “put the M in STEM.” Please join us as we engage and empower all students to learn more and ask questions about STEM from experts at NASA. These digital programs are free and open to the public.

Registration Info

To register for these free programs, please visit For additional information or questions on registration, please contact Lindsey Jones at or call 301-286-1978.

Cost: Free. Internet Connection required.

Where: From NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to your internet connection

Educator Resources

For general information about NASA education resources available for all students and educators, please utilize the links below. The links contain a wide range of resources including lesson plans, activities, historical milestones and current NASA projects that educators may find useful for pre and post program student engagement.

Katherine Johnson:

Read a biography of Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician, featured in the movie Hidden Figures.

NASA “Modern Figures” Toolkit (K-12):

The NASA Modern Figures Toolkit is a collection of resources and educational activities for students in grades K-12. Each educational activity and resource includes a brief description, as well as information about how the activities and lessons align to education standards. Resources highlighted include videos, historical references, and STEM materials.

Featured in Past Series to Mark African-American History Month Event:

NASA Education:

Search hundreds of resources by subject, grade level, type and keyword. These lesson plans and teaching materials can help to support your STEM curriculum.

GSFC Education Website:

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Office of Education provides unique educational experiences for learners, educators, and institutions.

NASA Wavelength:

Your pathway into a digital collection of Earth and space science resources for educators of all levels – from elementary to college to out-of-school programs.

NASA EXPRESS and Science WOW!:

The NASA Education EXPRESS listserv features updates from NASA and STEM associates about workshops, internships, and fellowships across all of NASA’s centers. This includes applications for grants or collaborations, promotions for student and educator opportunities, online professional development and other announcements.

Search NASA Education Resources:

This website allows you to customize and search for hundreds of NASA educational resources by subject and grade level.

Photo Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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