Discover Earth: A Century of Change

Discover Earth Opportunities for Public Librarians

Apply to host a traveling exhibit:

The Lunar and Planetary Institute is pleased to announce that the American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications to host an exciting new travelling exhibition! In addition to the exhibit itself, this project is accompanied by a wealth of resources and opportunities — including a new Explore! module!

A link to the application and further information is available at http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/ppo/programming/discoverearth/index.cfm. Ten public libraries will be selected to host an interactive exhibition called Discover Earth: A Century of Change. Discover Earth will tour from January 2012 to December 2013, visiting each of the ten selected sites for a period of eight weeks. The exhibition requires approximately 500-750 square feet of space for optimal display. Each site will be awarded a grant of $1,000 to support public programs related to the exhibition. Application deadline: September 2, 2011.

Work with other librarians to bring science to your community!

Librarians, scientists, engineers, educators, museum staff, and others are invited to join a new online community (http://community.discoverexhibits.org/)! The goal of the community is to provide and support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning in libraries. This innovative new forum will allow members to share resources, form programming partnerships, foster continued learning and professional development, and, most importantly, facilitate effective STEM learning experiences in libraries.

To join the site, please send your name and e-mail address to Anne Holland at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . She will send you a user name and password within two business days. For more information about the STAR_Net project, the traveling Discover exhibits, or the CoP, please contact Lisa Curtis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. '; document.write(''); document.write(addy_text93408); document.write('<\/a>'); //-->\n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Use Discover Earth hands-on activities in children’s and youth programs:

We will launch the new Explore! Discover Earth module by January 2012, which will engage children ages 5-7, 8-13, and teens in the science, art, and literature relating to our Earth and the ever-changing environment. You will be invited to use the hands-on activities, programming ideas, resource lists, and background information in your own programs, regardless of whether you host an exhibit or not. The module will be added to the free resources currently provided at http://www.lpi.usra.edu/explore.

For information about the Explore! Discover Earth module, please contact Keliann LaConte at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. '; document.write(''); document.write(addy_text60967); document.write('<\/a>'); //-->\n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .