Science educator embraces challenge to share science

by Nancy Hoehn
Science Teacher Kaiserslautern High School
NASA Chief Scientist Jim Green talks about Mars InSight during a social media briefing, Nov. 25, 2018, at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, at a Mars InSight Social Media Briefing. 
Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA

Science isn’t done until it’s shared!,” emphasized Jim Green, NASA Chief Scientist at a NASA InSight briefing. Nancy Hoehn, a science teacher at Kaiserslautern High School, tweeted and embraced Dr. Green’s science communication challenge.

Nancy Hoehn, Kaiserslautern High School Science Teacher, considers the possibilities when we dare mighty things, at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Photo by Sally Stieglitz

In order to share her NASA InSight Social experience, Hoehn shared the historic event on social media, incorporated the latest science into her daily labs and activities, and designed outreach events for her community. To maximize her community’s travel grant investments, Hoehn applied to become a NASA Solar System Ambassador. The program empowers volunteers across the United States and on overseas military installations to share NASA’s latest science, technology, engineering and math through community outreach events.

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Hoehn has been invited to become a Solar System Ambassador and is conducting events for K-12 students and their families in the Kaiserslautern Military Community by partnering with schools, the USO and youth organizations. She has already participated in ongoing training and will receive NASA mission resources to share at events, like the recent STEM Night at Kaiserslautern High School.

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She will also serve as a NASA Solar System Ambassador Master Teacher and conduct professional development for teachers with NASA educator resources.

Find her upcoming events, or request Nancy Hoehn to be a part of your event at or email her at for further information.