Education and
Public Engagement
at the Lunar and Planetary Institute

Solar System Exploration Public Engagement Institute

Presented by the NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute:
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and
the Lunar and Planetary Institute

Who: Those conducting programs for children and the public
Due to security restrictions for some of the tours, we’ve learned we will need to restrict participation to US. Citizens.

Where: Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
Laurel, MD

When: July 23-26, 2018

This free 4-day institute incorporates presentations by planetary scientists, a variety of hands-on activities, and tours of Johns Hopkins’ Applied Physics Laboratory, Goddard Space Flight Center, and the Smithsonian.  All who conduct programs for children or the public are welcome to apply, including museum staff, planetarians, librarians, camp program facilitators, scout leaders, NASA Solar System Ambassadors, educators, and more! 

Participation in the institute and the related tours is free, and includes some lunches.

Activities and Resources from the 2018 Institute

  • Participate in engaging hands-on space science activities
  • Meet planetary scientists and hear about the current solar system exploration
  • Tour APL, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and the Smithsonian!

Participants will be expected to conduct and report on at least two programs that use resources, information, or activities from the Solar System Exploration Public Engagement Institute between August 2018 and June 2019.

Additional FAQs

For more information, contact
Christine Shupla
Lunar and Planetary Institute