PLEASE NOTE: This program is no longer active and has been archived in SSEC Research History as of 2/23/18: More info


SPACE-WISE is a NASA / Office of Space Science funded effort undertaken by OSSE to provide K-12 Education and Public Outreach programs for research programs on the UW-Madison campus within Space Science & Engineering Center, Astronomy Department/Space Astronomy Laboratory and the Department of Physics. These efforts include curriculum development support for teachers, public lectures and events and web-based materials.

Programs and Training Workshops offered by OSSE:

  • Teaching Space Science Workshop - Specialized content selected for teaching space science in the classroom, with a focus on implementation plans and curriculum planning.

  • GLOBE Training - GLOBE is a worldwide network of students, teachers, and scientists working together to study and understand the earth's environment. One graduate level collge credit is available for the sucessful completion of a GLOBE workshop through the UW-Madison, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science.

  • GET-WISE - A self-paced, web-based course designed to address the professional development needs for K-12 science teachers in the space sciences. It consists of lectures that can be viewed on your personal computer as streaming video along with power point presentations used in the lecture.

  • ESCAPE - An on-line course in Earth System Science designed by Wheeling Jesuit University's NASA's Classroom of the Future. You will work with a team of teachers (from your own school or from around the state) to become an expert on earth system science events.

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