Join Us in Miami for an LPI-Led Culturally Inclusive Planetary Engagement Workshop

June 28, 2023

Join Us in Miami for an LPI-Led Culturally Inclusive Planetary Engagement Workshop

Planetary scientists and astrobiologists are invited to apply to attend the Culturally Inclusive Planetary Engagement professional development workshop at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, August 17–19, 2023, in Miami, FL. During the two-day workshop, astrobiologists/planetary scientists and informal educators are paired together and supported in bi-directional conversations around diversity and inclusion in engaging Black and Latinx audiences in planetary science. On August 19, participants will lead hands-on activities during a co-designed public engagement event following the workshop held in collaboration with the Pérez Art Museum Miami. The event allows workshop participants the opportunity to practice engagement strategies discussed in the workshop.

Scientists work with students during the LPI's Planetary ReaCH program

During the workshop, participants team up to:

  • 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

The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. CDT, July 1, 2023. Space is limited to 10 informal educators and 10 scientists. Stipends are available for participants able to accept them. More information, including a link to the application, is available online at Culturally Inclusive Planetary Engagement Workshop.

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 led by the Lunar and Planetary Institute with multiple collaborating institutes and is composed of a diverse team of scientists, educators, evaluators, and diversity experts. Planetary ReaCH is supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award number 80NSSC21M0003 within NASA SMD’s Science Activation portfolio.

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