Planetary Resources and Content Heroes (ReaCH)
The Planetary Resources and Content Heroes (ReaCH) team seeks to enhance planetary scientists’ (Content Heroes) ability to engage public audiences, particularly Black and LatinX audiences. Beginning in 2022, ReaCH will conduct Planetary Engagement Workshops for planetary scientists at multiple locations across the country. NASA Science Activation teams and informal educators who serve minority communities will also be invited to participate in these workshops. These workshops are being designed for planetary scientists and informal educators with identified needs of scientists and educators in mind.
In addition to providing planetary science expertise, planetary scientists participating in these workshops will share their public engagement experiences and learn best practices for engaging public audiences with a focus on engaging Black and LatinX communities. They will also have the opportunity to collaborate with local educators and begin forming partnerships for future public engagement opportunities. Following each workshop, a public engagement event will be held at a local institution allowing workshop participants the opportunity to utilize best practices discussed in the workshop. Stipends will be available for participating U.S. scientists.
Planetary subject matter experts: We need your feedback!
The Planetary ReaCH team needs your input. In collaboration with other NASA SMD Science Activation (SciAct) teams, ReaCH has co-created a short survey (about 10 minutes to complete) asking about any current barriers you may have to participating in education and outreach, about your interests in education and outreach training, and about your own motivations and interests regarding education and outreach. The survey relates to participation in "education and outreach" activities. By this, we mean a broad array of activities, such as: giving a talk to a school or classroom, advising on a visualization tool for museums or planetarium show, or giving a NASA hyperwall talk at a conference.
Your responses will directly impact the design of Planetary ReaCH workshops and other future activities within the NASA SciAct project, so we hope you will consider completing this survey. If you are interested in participating, you may access the survey at the following link: https://asu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ac6dVezD0rtEEQu.
June 2022 (details TBA)
The Planetary ReaCH Team
Collaborations and Support
- ASTRO CAMP Community Partners Program
- InSight mission to Mars
- Juno mission to Jupiter
- Lucy mission to Trojan Asteroids
- MAVEN mission to Mars
- NASA Eyes on the Solar System
- NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Solar System Exploration Division
- NASA Johnson Space Center Astromaterials Research & Exploration Science Division
- NASA Solar System Ambassadors
- NASA Solar System Treks
- NASA Space Place
- NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institutes (SSERVI)
- National Institute of Aerospace: eClips
- Outer Planets Assessment Group
- Planetary Learning that Advances the Nexus of Engineering, Technology, and Science (PLANETS)
- Small Bodies Assessment Group