Sarah Twidal to Travel to Germany for ‘A Week with the GDP’ Professional Development Program
Twidal has worked in the Museum’s Noble Planetarium for over a decade and has served as the Planetarium Manager since 2014. She is passionate about providing a great planetarium experience for all of the Museum’s visitors regardless of age, ability or background. In her tenure, Twidal participated in the Youth Capture the Colorful Cosmos Smithsonian Grant, which introduced underprivileged students to NASA’s OWN telescopes. Twidal is also dedicated to advancing the Noble Planetarium. She worked with many science educators in 2016 to bring an Insight Active Earth Monitor that displayed active Earth data to the Noble Planetarium Gallery for two years.
Twidal’s keen leadership also extends beyond the Museum’s walls. She is President of the Southwestern Association of Planetariums, a regional association of planetarium professionals in Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas, and she is a member of the Fort Worth Astronomical Society, Solar System Ambassadors and the National Informal STEM Education Network.
A Week with the GDP takes place in Germany in 2020. Twidal is thrilled to travel abroad to represent the United States planetarium community and to implement all that she learns at the Museum’s Noble Planetarium.
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