NASA Regional Educator Resource Center

The National STEM Academy at the Museum of Aviation is home to Georgia’s only NASA Regional Educator Resource Center (RERC) which provides NASA resources and materials and the STEM Educator Workshop Series at no cost, and hosts the Annual GA NASA STEM Conference.  The NASA RERC offers professional development opportunities for in-service, pre-service and informal educators, Altitudes Internships for college students, the Georgia STEM Teachers of the Year Award, and STEM Resource Kits available for check-out.

Educator Workshop Series

Free Professional Development Workshops for All Educators

Hands- on, workshops for in-service, pre-service and informal educators connecting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) with NASA resources are offered through the RERC STEM Educator Workshop Series.

Please use the form below to register for workshops.  Check back often as workshops will be added throughout the year.

Professional Development at Your Location

Can be scheduled for schools and organizations.

The RERC staff and NASA Office of Education at Kennedy Space Center can make arrangements to conduct in-service and pre-service teacher workshops.

To schedule a program at your location, please complete the contact form below.

The NASA RERC’s Lending Library offers resources and items to use and/or check out.  Items are available to all educators, even homeschool parents, free of charge.

Items available for check out are:

  • Reference Books
  • Lesson Plans
  • STEM Activity Kits
  • Classroom Sets of Novels, Thesaurus’, etc.
  • Equipment & Supplies
  • Study Guides for High School and College Exams
  • DVD’s
  • CD-ROMS
  • and more…

Curriculum areas covered include: Aeronautics, Astronomy, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences, Geography, Life Sciences, Meteorology, Physical Science, Physics and more. These materials are available to educators free of charge.

Items for use inside the Library:

  • Computers for Research
  • Di-Cut Machine with many templates
  • Notebook Binding Machine
  • Disc Duplicator
  • Quiet Workspaces
  • Conference Areas
  • and more…

Due to COVID-19, hours are varied.  Please use the contact form below to contact us and schedule a time to use the library or check out materials!

Digital Resources and Content

Click the button below to visit our Education Resources page.  The page is full of lesson plans, videos, websites to visit, resource guides, and more!  All content is free and open for use.

Internships & Volunteers

Internships and volunteer opportunities are available at the National STEM Academy in different disciplines and subjects, not just teaching.

If you or someone you know is interested, contact us using the form below for open opportunities!

Cool Careers

This program highlights cool career opportunities to raise awareness for workforce development.

Each program will include a live presentation from a National STEM Academy instructor and a live STEM demonstration.

The Cool Careers program is available to students in grades 6-12 and can be scheduled at the Museum of Aviation, “On the Go” at your location, or virtually.

Fee: FREE

Minimum: 50 students to schedule.  Please group multiple classes in one large group.  Program is not available for multiple 30 minute sessions per day.

Maximum:  There is no maximum number of students.  For large groups, an auditorium or cafeteria with microphone and speakers available is recommended.

Time: Lasts approx. 30 minutes

Please use the contact form below to schedule or learn more.

GA NASA STEM Conference

The GA NASA STEM Conference is an annual conference For PreK-12 In-Service, Pre-Service, Home School & Informal Educators.

  • Infuse NASA STEM Education into your classroom!
  • Inspire and engage your students with NASA resources & challenges!
  • Receive NASA STEM resources!
  • Network with Educators!

STEM Teachers of the Year

Since 2012, the National STEM Academy at the Museum of Aviation has been proud to recognize Georgia STEM Teachers of the Year with the Jane Shirley McGee Award.

  • Designed to honor teachers who are actively engaging students in authentic hands-on activities in all areas of STEM Education
  • Open to all K – 12th Grade Certified Teachers and Teaching Teams throughout Georgia

“Explore and discover. Learn and teach. Build and share. It’s what NASA and teachers and parents do.”

BARBARA MORGAN, EDUCATOR ASTRONAUT, MISSIONS SPECIALIST ON STS-118

K – 12 and University Educators: Programs are offered to educators and future educators. These programs provide free NASA materials, monthly STEM workshops, NASA online training opportunities, STEM conferences, as well as intern opportunities to future educators.

The NASA Regional Educator Resource Center (RERC) serves as a preview and distribution center for NASA produced educational materials which focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum. It offers K-12 and University educators teaching in Georgia easy access to STEM resources suitable for use in their classrooms.

Materials available comply with State and National standards (NGSS) and include:

  • Educator Guides
  • Lesson Plans
  • Hands-on activities
  • Colorful posters and lithographs
  • Activity books and pamphlets
  • NASA Fact Sheets and Educational Briefs

For more information you may contact us using the contact form.

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See what teachers and educators have to say about the GA NASA RERC!

“I have been very pleased with all of the instructors and the workshops. I have learned a lot that I have been able to immediately take back to the classroom.” -Dawn Hardy, Houston County Teacher

“The classes are awesome!” -Kimberly Barkmeyer, Teacher

“I loved the ways to break the concepts down in the classroom.” -Johnny Moore, Bibb County Teacher