Teacher support is a core element of the McAuliffe Center’s mission. Still, what makes the Center’s K-12 professional development opportunities unique are its many partnerships and affiliations.

As a NASA Education Resource Center and Smithsonian Affiliate, the McAuliffe Center has access to a staggering inventory of people, resources, and knowledge. Our many partnerships, including the NASA Chandra X-ray Observatory and CASIS, manager of the US National Laboratory aboard the International Space Station, translate to direct contact with active scientists and engineers who share your commitment to STEM education.

Special events at the McAuliffe Center, including science festivals, gallery showings, public planetarium programs, etc. are another way teachers can get involved.