Frequently Asked Questions

  • To whom does the NASA ERC provide services?
  • NASA Educator Resource Centers provide services to those in the education community including teachers, scout leaders, public and private schools, colleges and universities, and other education-related groups. If in doubt about your affiliation, call and ask the ERC staff.

  • I home school my children - can I use the NASA ERC?
  • Yes. The NASA ERC is equipped to service not only classroom teachers, but homeschool parents as well.

  • What types of educational resources does the ERC provide?
  • NASA educational resources fall under categories such as Earth Science, Space Science, Living and Working in Space, Aeronautics, Aerospace, and topics related to Mathematics, Science, Technology, and Geography. Materials are designed to supplement K-University curriculum. Complete curriculum guides are not available from NASA.

  • I would like to give my class NASA promotional items. Can the ERC provide those for me?
  • ERCs do not have materials to distribute such as pencils, pens, caps, t-shirts, etc.

  • What arrangements should I make when visiting the ERC?
  • While the ERC can accommodate walk-ins, it is recommended that you make an appointment before you go to a NASA Educator Resource Center. Personnel may be conducting workshops or other activities and may not be immediately available to provide assistance. You should also be sure to confirm your appointment the day before you are scheduled to arrive - unforeseen circumstances may arise and require visits to be rescheduled.