Applications Now Open for August Workshop on Engaging Diverse Audiences

June 7, 2022

LPI-Led Planetary ReaCH Project to Conduct First Workshop on Engaging Diverse Audiences in Planetary Science
LPI-Led Planetary ReaCH project to conduct Houston workshop on engaging diverse audiences in planetary science

Planetary science and exploration subject matter experts (SMEs; including graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, engineers, and technicians) are invited to apply to attend a workshop to learn effective strategies for engaging diverse audiences, specifically Black and Latinx youth and their families, in planetary science and exploration. The workshop will take place August 4–6, 2022, in Houston, TX. Planetary SMEs will be joined by local informal, or out-of-school time, educators.

During the workshop, planetary scientists and informal educators will come together to:

  • Learn and share effective practices and strategies to engage Black and Latinx communities
  • Collaborate with and learn from each other, sharing their expertise in planetary science and engaging audiences
  • Modify hands-on planetary activities and resources to better engage audiences
  • Practice engagement strategies at a community event on Saturday, August 6

Travel stipends are available for participants able to accept one. Space is limited to 15 SMEs and 15 informal educators.

The application to attend the workshop is available online.


Please direct questions to Andy Shaner – [email protected].

For more information, visit:
Planetary Resources and Content Heroes (ReaCH)

Planetary Resources and Content Heroes (ReaCH) is supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award number 80NSSC21M0003 and is one of 29 projects in NASA SMD’s Science Activation portfolio.

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