LPI Earth and Space Science Newsletter
Free Small Bodies Workshop in Tucson
There will be a free workshop for science educators of grades 5-12 on small bodies in the solar system in conjunction with the Division of Planetary Sciences annual meeting! "Small Worlds: Big Discoveries" will discuss how asteroids and comets have shaped our understanding of the history and evolution of our solar system. When: Sunday, November 9, 8:30am- 5:00pm (lunch included) Where: JW Marriott Starr Pass, Tucson, Arizona. Registration closes Oct. 24.
Houston Mars Rover Celebration Teacher Workshops
These two workshops (Sept. 20 & 27) at the University of Houston will help teachers to prepare their students for the 2015 Mars Rover Celebrations. The Sept. 20 workshop covers the basics of Mars science; Sept. 27 covers the revised curriculum materials and provides examples of the inquiry based acticivites.
MAVEN Workshop -- Red Planet: Read, Write, Explore!
The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, or MAVEN, mission is set to arrive at Mars on Sept. 21, 2014. The MAVEN education team is conducting a workshop about the mission and the accompanying elementary program, Sept. 21 in Boulder, CO. The program features six standards-based lessons that combine science, literacy and art to help students understand planetary habitability and the MAVEN mission. Applications are due Sept. 15, 2014.