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Free Earth and Space Science Workshop for 8th grade in Houston
The Lunar and Planetary Institute, working with members of the STEP program, will be offering a series of free workshops August 5-7 for 8th grade science teachers and middle school science student teachers; topics include lunar phases, tides, seasons, topography, and characteristics of the universe. Registration will be on a space available basis and opens by April 20th!

MAVEN Educator Ambassadors (MEA) For Middle and High School Teachers
In September of 2014, the MAVEN mission began exploring Mars’ upper atmosphere, ionosphere and interactions with the sun and solar wind. In this NASA funded program (August 3-7, 2015, at Goddard Space Flight Center), you will receive training to become a MAVEN Ambassador, to train other teachers on NASA Heliophysics and Planetary Science educational resources. We expect that the educators involved in the MEA program will implement the lesson plans and education resources in their own classrooms, as well as train other teachers at local and regional professional development conferences or meetings. Participants receive a single travel stipend of $700. Free housing and meals will be provided.

DREAM2Explore Workshop at Goddard This Summer
Grade 6-9 science teachers are invited to participate in a free workshop, June 22-26, focused on lunar and planetary science, exploration, and how our understanding of the Moon, asteroids, and the moons of Mars is growing and changing with new data from current and recent planetary missions. In-service and pre-service science teachers are encouraged to apply.