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MUSEUMS TEACHING PLANET EARTH (MuTPE)
Entry ID: 01-Museum_Tchg_Planet_Earth-01
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Summary
Abstract: MUSEUMS TEACHING PLANET EARTH (MuTPE) is an innovative concept in
outreach recently selected to be a member of the ESIP (Earth Science
Information Partnership) Federation, a program of NASA's Office of
Earth Science. An expansion of the successful "Public Connection"
program funded by NASA's Learning Technologies Program, this program
uses three independent mechanisms for educating the public about Earth
science...

EARTH UPDATE

THE GLOBE THEATER

THE EARTH FORUM

Each of these projects is being developed at Rice University and
the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) and field tested at HMNS
and at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CMNH). As each product
is fully tested it will be available for replication at other museums
and schools around the nation.

Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Rice University in collaboration with Houston Museum of Natural
Science created Museum Teaching Planet Earth.

Link: GET SERVICE > GET SOFTWARE PACKAGE
Description: Earth Update allows users to choose between:

Atmosphere
Biosphere
Cryosphere
Geosphere
Hydrosphere

Link: GET SERVICE > GET SOFTWARE PACKAGE
Description: (Adapted from Public Connection home page)

We have created the "Public Connection" in collaboration with
the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS), by developing
interactive real-time displays of real-time earth and space science
data. The "Space Update" software has now been fully field-tested by
over 800,000 visitors and is available for purchase for display at
museums and schools! The all-new "Earth Update" software is also ready
for sale. This project was initially funded by NASA/Goddard's Digital
Library Technology Project and is now part of the Learning
Technologies Program. "Earth Update" is funded by NASA's Office of
Earth Science. Our logo, a 6-pointed star, is created from
interlocking triangles. The silver triangle symbolizes observing space
from the Earth (the bottom point is man with two upward arms reaching
to the solar system on the left and the galaxy and beyond on the
right). The blue triangle symbolizes observing Earth from space (the
top point is a spacecraft viewing down to observe the curved Earth
below). The former symbolizes our "Space Update" software - the
second, our "Earth Update" software.

Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Houston Museum of Natural Science in collaboration with Rice
University created Museum Teaching Planet Earth.
Service Citation
Title: MUSEUMS TEACHING PLANET EARTH (MuTPE)
URL: http://mtpe.com/
Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >FOREST SCIENCE >FOREST FIRE SCIENCE   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >PLANT COMMODITIES >FIELD CROP PRODUCTS   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >PLANT COMMODITIES >FRUIT PRODUCTS   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >PLANT COMMODITIES >HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTS   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >PLANT COMMODITIES >VEGETABLE PRODUCTS   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL CLASSIFICATION   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >DROUGHT   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >HURRICANES   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >STORMS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >TORNADOES   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD TYPES   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >FREEZING RAIN   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >HAIL   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >RAIN   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SLEET   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SNOW   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION COVER   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION INDEX   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION SPECIES   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE CONCENTRATION   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW COVER   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICE SHEETS   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW COVER   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW DEPTH   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WAVE HEIGHT   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >SURFACE WINDS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >EARTHQUAKE OCCURRENCES   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY >ERUPTION DYNAMICS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >FIRE ECOLOGY >FIRE OCCURRENCE   [Definition]
ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ECONOMY
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
INLAND WATERS
OCEANS
Service Provider
Rice Space Institute, Rice University

Service Provider Personnel
Name: PATRICIA REIFF
Phone: (713)348-4634
Fax: (713)348-5143
Email: reiff at rice.edu
Email: connect at space.rice.edu
Contact Address:
Rice Space Institute
6100 Main Street
MS - 108
City: Houston
Province or State: Texas
Postal Code: 77005-1892
Country: USA
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date:
SERF Last Revision Date: 2011-05-20
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