Applications are now being accepted for the NASA space science training, “Explore Mars,” at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, TX, April 9-10. Explore Mars will acquaint you with NASA’s past, present and future investigations of Mars, where scientists have long searched for indications that Mars may be able to — or has been able to — support life. Discover the current scientific understanding of Mars and humanity’s efforts to explore the Red Planet. Plus, discuss strategies for bringing the excitement of NASA’s latest mission to Mars, the Mars Science Laboratory’s (MSL) Curiosity rover — complete with its very own laser (the ChemCam instrument!) — to children in your community!
Public library staff that provide, or plan to provide, programs for 8-13-year-olds are invited to apply. Space is limited to 35 participants who are chosen on a first-come-first-accepted basis. Librarians serving rural audiences are strongly encouraged to apply. The training is free. A $200 stipend is available for 30 participants and will be offered on a first-come-first-accepted basis. Space is limited! Apply by Friday, March 15, 2013 at http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/explore/lib_trainings/apr2013/apply/