Center is committed to ensuring that all of its education
programs, including Journey through the Universe,
provide a window on the nature of science and the lives of
modern-day explorers, with special emphasis on not just what
is known about our world and the universe but how
it has come to be known. This approach reveals the very personal
means by which researchers ask questions of the world and
empower themselves to create a pathway to an answer.
The Center’s education programs
therefore provide an effective framework for partnership with
research institutions nationally and internationally.
For example, Journey through the Universe programming
has been delivered by National Teams comprised of 114 scientists
and engineers, and 9 educators, from 38 research institutions,
including 7 NASA field centers and institutes, 11 colleges
and universities, 7 corporations, and the Smithsonian Institution.
Researchers have conducted 4,650
Journey through the Universe programs at 1,550 schools
for 197,000 grade K-20 students.