NASA Resources for Camps

Learn more about ACA's educational alliance with NASA

Schedule a Visit by an Astronaut to Your Camp — Interested in having an astronaut take part in your activities. Schedule a visit.

Citizen Sky Science for Earth Science Week — NASA’s #SkyScience activity is part of Earth Science Week, October 12-18. Citizen scientists can participate in this global Earth science data collection event by observing, photographing, and reporting on clouds over their location as a NASA satellite passes over. Reports and photos will be compared to data collected by NASA Earth-observing instruments as a way to assess the satellite measurements. Using the hashtag #SkyScience, participants are encouraged to post their cloud and sky photos and observation experiences to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+ and Flickr. Throughout the week, NASA will share some of the most interesting photos on the agency’s social media accounts. Learn more. Find other resources to incorporate into programs through the Cloud Science list on NASA Wavelength.

NASA Weather Activities — Rainfall. Clouds. Climate. Weather stations. Awesome weather activities, vocabulary, measurements, and more. Learn more.

NASA Wavelength — Resources for earth and space science education with specific activities for camps and outdoor learning centers.

NASA's "Space Place" — The "Space Place" is your go-to resource for activities that help your campers EXPLORE, DO, and PLAY.  The EXPLORE section provides fun facts, videos, and pictures.  The DO section gives you activities, books, and coloring resources.  The PLAY section shares games, puzzles, and quizzes. 

NASA's Climate Kids Page — Many activities to help youth learn about climate change and think about their role in environmental sustainability. The "Make Stuff" section provides activities perfect for camp, from constructing a solar oven for s'mores to creating paper from recycled paper.    

NASA's Cosmic Classroom — Open a door into the fantastic world of infrared and multiwavelength astronomy. Learn about astronomical topics and let NASA's astronomers answer your questions. 

NASA's SciJinks — Learn about weather and earth science.  Many activities and project ideas.  Learn more.

NASA's Solar System Ambassadors — NASA's nationwide network of specially trained volunteers (Solar System Ambassadors) are available to give talks or host events centering around NASA’s space exploration efforts. Access over 500 Ambassadors in all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam.  Find a listing of Ambassadors by location or name.

NASA's Solar System Educators — 96 master-teacher volunteers from all 50 states and Puerto Rico who host workshops to train formal and informal educators in the use of NASA's STEM educational products.  Attend or arrange an SSEP workshop.

More Professional Development Opportunities through NASA — Find out more from our friends at NASA.