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Bring Science and Engineering to Your School!

SPOT Ambassadors trying a hands-on activity to size up the Moon
SPOT Ambassadors trying a hands-on activity to size up the Moon

The Green Bank Observatory partners with NASA and the West Virginia Space Grant Consortium to bring standards-based science presentations to your West Virginia classrooms! Trained college ambassadors visit K-12 classrooms with interactive presentations and hands-on activities through the West Virginia Science Public Outreach Team (SPOT).

WV SPOT increases K-12 student and teacher awareness of and interest in STEM research, programs, and careers in West Virginia, and students gain valuable exposure to college role models.

We train our college ambassadors at Green Bank Observatory in the immersive environment of the Quiet Zone. They learn in-depth science content knowledge, and they gain important “21st century skills,” such as science communication, public speaking, autonomy, and ability to adapt.

Visit the SPOT website to learn more! WV Educators – formal and informal – can submit a request for a SPOT Ambassador to visit their school or organization, and college students can sign up to become Ambassadors.

Not a WV resident and want to become involved? Read our publication about how to start SPOT in your own region!

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