Dryden Educator Resource Center
NASA has established the Educator Resource Center Network (ERCN) across the country to provide educators information about NASA and the educational resources and services it provides. The NASA Dryden ERC serves Southern California and Arizona. If you live outside of these areas, you can find the ERC that serves your region at: http://www.nasa.gov/education/ercn
ERC personnel work with educators to provide curriculum support materials, in-service and pre-service training using NASA educational material, demonstrate and facilitate the use of educational technologies, and partner with local, state, and regional educational organizations to become part of the systemic initiatives in the state.
The NASA Dryden Educator Resource Center materials reflect NASA research and technology development in such curriculum areas as:
- Life Science
- Physical Science
- Earth Resources
- And careers in aerospace
The NASA Dryden Educator Resource Center is open for visitors on an appointment only basis, to make an appointment please contact 661-276-5522.
Educators can requests materials please send a written request, email, or phone message to NASA Dryden Educator Resource Center.
To Visit the NASA Dryden Educator Resource Center and the Regional ERC’s:
NASA Dryden Educator Resource Center
(Southern California and Arizona)
38256 Sierra Highway
Palmdale, CA 93550
Contact: Sondra Geddes
California Science Center Educator Resource Center
(Los Angeles, California)
700 State Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Contact: Marie Jennings
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Three Easy Ways Educators Can Receive NASA Materials
NASA's unique research and missions have allowed NASA Education to produce educational materials that engage student interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and support classroom curricula. NASA is working hard to make the materials easily accessible to the educational community through multiple dissemination channels – web, mail and site visits.
There are Three Ways to Receive Materials
- Download educational resources from the NASA Portal
- Purchase multimedia resources for minimal cost from NASA’s Central Operation of Resources for Educators (CORE)
- Visit or contact the NASA Dryden Educator Resource Center
The NASA Portal serves as the gateway for information regarding content, programs, and services offered by NASA for the general public and, specifically, for the educational community. Providing educators access to curriculum support materials, that may be downloaded and printed from the following Web sites:
Educator Guides, Lithographs, Posters, Brochures, Bookmarks
Themed Collections of Online Resources (Grades-All Ages)
Subject Matter Topics (Grades-All Ages)
NASA Education Express Mailing List (Grades-All Ages)
Sign up for announcements about NASA activities and products
The Central Operation of Resources for Educators (CORE) serves as the worldwide distribution center for NASA-produced multimedia materials. For a minimal charge, CORE will provide curriculum support materials to educators who are not able to visit one of the Educator Resource Centers, or who are looking for large quantities of materials. Through its on-line catalog, educators can use the mail-order service to purchase NASA education materials, such as subject area classroom modules, DVDs, CD-ROMs and NASA Memorabilia.
Write, call, or email for further information and to request or download CORE catalog. CORE staff can also answer any questions on any of the above resources for obtaining NASA educational materials.
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