Spotlight on Education

Upcoming opportunities exist for educator and public engagement around the broader topics of NASA planetary exploration. Contact local astronomical societies, planetariums and museums, local scientists, and NASA’s Solar System Ambassadors (solarsystem.nasa.gov/ssa/directory.cfm). Ask them to join your events and share their experiences or resources with your audience.
 
Beginning in Fall 2019, NASA will run a nationwide “Name the Rover” contest open to K–12 students in the U.S. Entries are now being accepted. The deadline is November 1, 2019. https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/participate/name-the-rover/ Judges are also needed for the “Name the Rover” contest: https://www.futureengineers.org/registration/judge/nametherover. All are invited to watch the live feed from the Spacecraft Assembly Facility […]
 
          The American Astronomical Society (AAS) is sponsoring a free skill-building workshop to support early-career astronomers in doing effective outreach to schools, families, and the public. The AAS Astronomy Ambassadors program is offering two days of hands-on training, extensive resources, and pre-tested activities with a like-minded group of peers. This workshop […]
 
The Lunar and Planetary Institute’s education and public engagement team is pleased to assist planetary scientists in their communication and public engagement activities. The LPI conducts scientist workshops to provide insight on meeting audience needs, and has placed a variety of recommendations online: https://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/scientist-engagement.
 
“Spotlight on Education” highlights events and programs that provide opportunities for planetary scientists to become involved in education and public engagement. If you know of space science educational programs or events that should be included, please contact the Lunar and Planetary Institute’s Education Department at education@lpi.usra.edu.