Workshop on Engaging Diverse Audiences in Planetary Science at the Applied Physics Laboratory

September 9, 2022

Workshop on Engaging Diverse Audiences in Planetary Science at the Applied Physics Laboratory

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 strategies for engaging diverse audiences, specifically Black and Latinx youth and their families, in planetary science and exploration. The workshop will take place November 3–5, 2022, at the Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD. Planetary SMEs will be joined by local informal, or out-of-school time educators.

During the workshop, planetary scientists and informal educators team-up 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 diverse audiences
  • Modify hands-on planetary activities and resources to better engage audiences
  • Practice engagement strategies at a community event on Saturday, November 5

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

The application to attend the workshop is available online.

Apply  

Please direct questions to Andy Shaner (shaner@lpi.usra.edu).

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

Planetary 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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