Nancy Tashima had the pleasure of teaching physical science and aerospace studies for 22 years at Konawaena High School on the Big Island of Hawaii. For the past 17 years she has been the resource teacher and curator of the Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka Space Center where her duties include development of its education and outreach programs. The learning center uses the theme of aerospace education to further the inspirational legacy of Challenger astronaut, Ellison Onizuka while engaging its visitors with scientific exhibits and unique interactive displays. Nancy is honored to also participate in NASA's Messenger Educator Fellowship Program. She had the thrill of viewing the launch of the MESSENGER spacecraft to planet Mercury.
Nancy is married to retired science teacher, James, and they have two daughters. Her favorite pastime is to collect and develop space related items to teach students about the excitement of the cosmos!
SOLAR SYSTEM AMBASSADOR MASTER TEACHER
Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:
Hawaii Tech Academy STEAM EVENT Kona Commons Shopping Mall
University of Hawaii Talent Search Program Onizuka Science Center
Onizuka Space Science Program Display: NASA RESOURCES FOR HAWAII TEACHERS Kealakehe High School
Challenger 25th Anniversary Event Onizuka Space Center
Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery 04 Lacy Veach Day
Past Events Collaborated On By This Ambassador:
Museum of Flight Eclipse Public Event Museum of Flight
AstroDay 2016 Prince Kuhio Plaza
NSTA National Conference - NESTA and NSTA Aerospace Education Advisory Board Space Science Share-a-Thon Georgia World Congress Center
ASTRODAY 2019 Prince Kuhio Plaza, 111 E Puainako St