Culturally Inclusive Planetary Engagement Workshop, September 21-23

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 Culturally Inclusive Planetary Engagement professional development workshop.

During the workshop, 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 (see workshop objectives and outcomes online). Participants also co-create and lead hands-on activities during a public engagement event following the workshop held in collaboration with a local youth-serving organization. These events allow workshop participants the opportunity to practice engagement strategies discussed in the workshop.

The New York Culturally Inclusive Planetary Engagement workshop will take place at the American Museum of Natural History on September 21 and September 22, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The workshop includes a public engagement event on September 23 at a local youth-serving organization.

To apply for the workshop, visit Applications are reviewed and accepted as they are submitted; the deadline to apply is September 1, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. CDT. Stipends are available for those who are able to accept them.

For questions about the New York workshop, please contact Andy Shaner at [email protected].

The next Culturally Inclusive Planetary Engagement Workshop will take place in Puerto Rico from November 2-4, 2023. More information and application coming soon.