LPI Earth and Space Science Newsletter
Brookhaven Geology Fieldtrips for Teachers
Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute in Dallas is offering a varity of summer workshops and fieldtrips for teachers.
Galileo Workshop in San Jose
Galileo Looks Beyond to Other Worlds is a hands-on workshop on Earth and Space Science for teachers grades 3-12. It will be held at San Jose State University, July 20-21. A limited number of scholarships are available for California teachers to attend; deadline for application is June 24.
Red Planet: Read, Write, Explore! Workshop in Los Angeles
The MAVEN mission will study Mars’ climate and climate history. Join a one-day workshop on Aug. 24 on the MAVEN mission, and an accompanying program for grades 3-5, Red Planet: Read, Write Explore!
CosmoQuest Lunar Surface Geology Workshop for Middle School Educators
Join astronomers and educators from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and CosmoQuestfor this workshop June 17-21. Participants will help astronomers map the Moon’s surface using the MoonMappers citizen science project and data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, and receive practical ideas from experienced teachers on how to bring citizen science into the classroom and meet science standards. Free materials, stipend, and CPDUs provided; optional graduate course credit from SIUE is available.
Lunar Workshops for Educators
Grade 6-9 science teachers are invited to attend a workshop focused on lunar science, exploration, and how our understanding of the Moon is evolving with the new data from current and recent lunar missions such as the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). Workshops are June 24-28 and July 8-12, 2013 at Goddard Space Flight Center, in Greenbelt, MD. In addition to classroom lessons and talks by NASA scientists, participants will take a tour of NASA Goddard to help them better understand mission operations and see where the LRO spacecraft was built.
Mars Revealed: Evolving Technology, Advancing Science
High school teachers, both those currently teaching high school and those preparing to teach high school, are invited to attend this weeklong workshop investigating the Nature of Science through Mars science and exploration, at the Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, July 22-26.
Unknown Moon Institute in Laurel MD
This five day, high school teacher professional training is held at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD, June 24-28. Teachers participate in activities that bridge content from the Moon to Earth, address student misconceptions, and interact with lunar scientists. Applications are considered on a first-come first served basis.