LPI-Led Planetary ReaCH Project to Conduct Six Culturally Inclusive Planetary Engagement Workshops in 2023
March 23, 2023
Planetary scientists and astrobiologists (including graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, engineers and technicians) and informal (out-of-school time) educators are invited to apply to attend a 2023 Culturally Inclusive Planetary Engagement professional development workshop. During these workshops, scientists and educators are paired together and supported in bi-directional conversations around diversity and inclusion in engaging Black and Latinx audiences in planetary science.
- Explore the importance of building equitable partnerships with organizations, subject matter experts, and informal educators serving Black and Latinx audiences
- Learn evidence-based culturally relevant authentic approaches to nurture connections with Black and Latinx individuals
- Practice planetary science engagement approaches through a culturally inclusive lens
Following the workshop, participants lead hands-on activities during a public engagement event held in collaboration with a local youth-serving organization. In 2023, workshops will be conducted in six locations including New Orleans, LA (Tulane University, June 8-10), Mountain View, CA (the SETI Institute, June 22-24), and Miami, FL (Pérez Art Museum Miami, August 17-19).
More workshop information and links to applications are available on the Planetary ReaCH website. Space in each workshop is limited to 10 planetary scientists/astrobiologists and 10 informal educators. Stipends are available for participants able to accept them.
Please direct questions to Andy Shaner – [email protected].
For more information, visit Planetary Resources and Content Heroes (ReaCH).