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WSU Extension LogoComing August 2019 to Jefferson County Library and WSU Jefferson County Extension

After an extremely competitive grant application process that began in November 2017, the Jefferson County Library and WSU Jefferson County Extension were selected as one of only eight locations to host the inaugural national tour of the interactive traveling exhibition Discover Exoplanets: The Search for Alien Earths. The National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute received seventy-five grant applications to host this exhibit, which will be in Port Hadlock at the library and the extension classroom August – midOctober, 2019.

When writing the proposal, the library emphasized that new experiences and opportunities build youth resilience, an important goal for rural communities like ours. The Discover Exoplanets exhibition will provide library patrons with a hands-on introduction to the tools NASA scientists use for discovering exoplanets, and in the search for life on other planets.

Below are tools for educators and parents who want to prepare or enhance student experience of the exhibit.


Join NASA’s Museum Alliance

Map a Model Solar System Tool

Sign up for NASA’s Universe of Learning to access the features below:

Program Portfolio

Featured Activities and Resources

Additional Resources:

Community Program & Exhibit

Data Tools & Participatory Experiences

Multimedia & Immersive Experiences

For more information about the grant, see this press release:

Other selected sites and populations include:

  • Queens, NY (2.4 million)
  • San Diego, CA (1.3 million)
  • Springfield, MO (160,660)
  • Pocatello, ID (54,810)
  • Sierra Vista, AZ (43,888)
  • Cottage Grove, OR (9,734)
  • LaGrange, KY (8,082)
  • Port Hadlock, WA (3,476)


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