Planetary Data in Education Community
Things to Know
Examples of Programs
Steering Committee
LPI Education and Public Outreach
Planetary Data in Education Community

Our Mission

  • Build awareness of existing programs, products, and resources that utilize planetary data in educational settings
  • Provide an environment for the discussion of issues and solutions in bringing planetary data into educational sessions.
  • Create a support network for educators, curriculum developers, tools developers, and data providers
  • Encourage and facilitate partnerships that leverage the Community's expertise


DLESE Data Services Meeting (View Announcement!)
May 15–17, 2006

Community Workshop, August 2005
Planetary Data in Learning Environments

American Geophysical Union Poster Session, December 2004
Using Planetary Data in Educational Settings

Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March 2004
Learning from the Frontier - Getting Planetary Data in the Hands of Educators

American Geophysical Union, December 2006
Using Earth and Planetary Data in Educational Settings

Using Earth and Planetary Data in Educational Settings II Posters

People Involved

Steering Committee

Join the Community!

Want Data?

Planetary Data System

Regional Planetary Image Facilities

National Space Science Data Center


DLESE Web Portal

In order to facilitate locating current classroom resources (K–16), the PDEC is collaborating with the Digital Library for Earth Systems Education (DLESE) to host an interface that searches the DLESE database for resources utilizing planetary data in student explorations. Still under construction. Currently, some resources specifically involving data can be found by selecting the "interactive" activity type in this search engine.


Questions about the Community?

Contact Christine Shupla
Lunar and Planetary Institute
3600 Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, TX 77586
[email protected]
(281) 486-2135