21st Century Community Learning CentersNASANebraska BLAST! is a collaborative agreement between the Nebraska Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Center program (21st CCLC) and the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) that began in 2011. The program provides a unique opportunity for 21st CCLC informal educators and teachers from buildings with 21st CCLC programs to participate in quality professional development that prepares them to implement 30 hours of NASA Summer of Innovation content with middle school students attending 21st CCLC summer programs. Nebraska BLAST! is implemented as a result of partnerships between NASA, the Nebraska Department of Education 21st Century Community Learning Center program, NASA Nebraska Space Grant, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University of Nebraska-Omaha, the Strategic Air
and Space Museum, and the University of Nebraska Munroe Meyer Institute.

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Click on the corresponding
icon below to access updates and resources
specific to each course
content area.

Aviation & Aeronautics Cosmic Connections Robotics

Rocketry High Altitude Ballooning General BLAST! Info

  Myelearning Site Link 

Directions for Accessing Site:
Once you attend a Nebraska BLAST! workshop, an account will be created for you.
Enter your Username and Password:  21first initial last name (For example, if your name is John Smith, both your username and password are 21jsmith.) You may change your password after you log in for the first time. Once you successfully access the myelearning site, click on your course folder. Next click on "Lessons" and you will find the activities and links compiled for you by your instructors.

 Register for WearTec Workshops

Telescope Contacts List


• Descriptions        • Registration


Webinar: E-Textiles & Biomedical Engineering

(Originally broadcast May 7, 2014)
View information on two new summer workshops. Brad Barker, UNL 4-H Extension, and Jenny Melander, UNL Biomedical Engineering, explain the focus of these unique professional development workshops.)


NASA Recruiting Event Form
NASA Recruiting Event Data Form
Website Resources
Student Summer Camp Poster
(Use this poster to advertise your Nebraska BLAST! summer camp. Download the MS Word file to your computer, type an announcement about your camp (e.g., content, dates, how to register) directly on the white space on the poster, print, or share with students and families using technology.)

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 For more information about Nebraska BLAST! please contact:
Kim Larson, Coordinator of Professional Development
21st Century Community Learning Centers Program
kim.larson@nebraska.gov (402) 471-4824