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:
The Challenger Legacy: Science Education Kealakekua Public Library
AstroBash: Thelma Parker Public Library Thelma Parker Public Library
Hawaii State Teachers Institute: NASA Resources Kealakehe High School
Astronaut Ellison Onizuka Science Day University of Hawaii at Hilo
Astronaut Ellison Onizuka Space Center Anniversary Onizuka Space Center
Past Events Collaborated On By This Ambassador:
ASTRODAY 2019 Prince Kuhio Plaza, 111 E Puainako St
NSTA National Conference - NESTA and NSTA Aerospace Education Advisory Board Space Science Share-a-Thon Georgia World Congress Center
AstroDay 2016 Prince Kuhio Plaza
Mini Astro Bash Kailua Kona Public Library
Museum of Flight Eclipse Public Event Museum of Flight