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Daniella Scalice visits New Zealand

15 Oct 2018, 07:41 UTC
Daniella Scalice visits New Zealand
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Daniella Scalice, Education and Communication Lead for the NASA Astrobiology Program is coming to New Zealand in October. She will be attending the 2018 Te Ao Marama Meeting in Auckland and will spend a few days in Wellington from 20-23 of October.
Ms. Scalice holds a Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology from UC Santa Cruz, and worked in the Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School researching nervous system development. After pursuing an MFA in film production at Humboldt State University, in 2001 she joined the team at the NASA Astrobiology Program, and continues to lead all NASA Astrobiology education, outreach, and communications projects. http://astrobiology.nasa.gov
In 2005 she and her Diné colleagues co-founded the “NASA and the Navajo Nation” initiative, an ongoing collaboration that has produced classroom materials, teacher trainings, and student summer camps which weave together Western scientific and Navajo Cultural knowledge. Ms. Scalice also currently leads an international Working Group of Native and non-Native scientists and educators across NASA and beyond who work in Native communities, and is part of emerging collaborations with Native educators in New Mexico, Minnesota, South Dakota, Toronto, and the Pacific Northwest. She has led a science communication training ...

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