Afterschool Universe


img_0419_3.jpg The Afterschool Universe team offers occasional training workshops at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, or at certain conferences. We also have a network of certified trainers around the country to help make training workshops more easily accessible to a variety of participants. Our network currently includes 45 certified trainers, many of whom are listed below. In addition to preparing implementers to run the Afterschool Universe with children, attendance at one of these training workshops is a necessary first step to becoming a certified trainer yourself.

Scheduled Training Workshops*

  • There are no training workshops currently planned. Please check back later.

Active Trainers

Many training workshops offered by our network of trainers will not make it to the above list. In addition, our trainers are sometimes willing to work with you arrange a special training. Here is a partial list of networks and individuals who sometimes run Afterschool Universe trainings.

  • Ben Dworken and - Educational Equity at FHI 360 - New York, NY
  • - Bridgewater, CT
  • - Austin, TX
  • - R'Club Child Care, Inc. - Largo, FL
  • - Museum of Science and Industry - Chicago, IL
  • - Willamalane Park and Recreation District - Springfield, OR
  • - Drake Planetarium & Science Center - Cincinnatti, OH
  • - Westminster Astronomical Society - Sykesville, MD

Other Certified Trainers

Sometimes our trainers move on to new jobs, or they retire, or for some other reason we lose touch with them. These trainers may or may not still be active. If you see your own name here, please Contact Us and let us know what you're doing these days

  • Nancy Schaff - Ithaca, NY
  • Jim McDonald - Central Michigan University - Mt. Pleasant, MI
  • Elise Scott and Monica Zgola - Build the Out-of-School Time Network (BOSTnet) - Boston, MA
  • Tameka Thomas - Central Texas Afterschool Network - Austin, TX
  • Jamiller Ellis - Coordinated Child Care of Pinellas - Largo, FL
  • Terri Barnes and Janet Morrison - Dallas AfterSchool Network - Dallas, TX
  • Marguerite Blodgett and Mary Vertanen - Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes - Green Bay, WI
  • Elizabeth Igoe - Illinois AfterSchool Network - Springfield, IL
  • Barbara Wilson and Matthew P. Goetz - Maryland Department of Juvenile Services - Cheltenham, MD
  • Kerri Altieri and Erin E. Magrane - Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership - Boston, MA
  • Alicia Christensen - OregonASK - Salem, OR
  • Lisa Mielke and Rachel Chase - The After-School Corporation - New York, NY
  • Frances Vasquez and Agustin Tello - THINK Together - Santa Ana, CA
  • Nathaniel Banzhof - Tri-State Education & Technology Foundation - Cincinnatti, OH
  • Casi Allington, Beth Rasa Edwards, and Daniel Felder - Jackson County 4-H, University of Missouri Extension - Columbia, MO
  • Dawnielle Allen - Prince George's County Public Schools - Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Dan Goldman - Montgomery County Public Schools - Gaithersburg, MD
  • Jennifer Gibbs & Rita Monroy - Girl Scouts of Central Maryland - Baltimore, MD
  • Sallie Alexander - Connecticut After School Network - East Haven, CT
  • Carmen Evenson - Evergreen Boys & Girls Club - Indiana, PA
  • Rebecca Fast - Buffalo Public Schools - Grand Island, NY
  • Dr. Philip Lanfranchi - Farmington Public Schools - Farmington, CT
  • Mark Levy - Baltimore County Public Schools - Baltimore, MD
  • Reba Gordon Matthews - Johnson Magnet School for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math - San Diego, CA
  • Catherine Meechan - Salem Middle School - Virginia Beach, VA
  • Karla Wright - Coles Ferry Elementary School - Lebanon, TN

Don't see anything that works for you, but still interested in a training? Please contact us, and we'll see if we can make a match within our network! You can also join our mailing list to receive updates about available training opportunities.

* Training workshops are contingent on sufficient registration numbers. Dates subject to change. A list of our previous trainings and workshop presentations is available here.

A service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Andy Ptak (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA/GSFC