Life in Extreme Environments Educator Conference
Join NASA at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory near Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 24-25, 2009, for the Life in Extreme Environments Educator Conference. All educators (including museum staff) and students in high school or above who are interested in exploration, Earth and space science are encouraged to attend.
Astrobiologists, planetary scientists and astronomers will present the latest information on the expanding understanding of the habitats of life on Earth and the prospects for the development of life elsewhere in the solar system and much farther beyond. The conference content is generally nontechnical but does include some detailed scientific and engineering content. The objective of the conference is to tell the exciting tale of real-life exploration and new discovery in a way that will excite and inspire students. Students under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a registered adult.
Pre-registration is required. The registration deadline for the conference is now Jan. 20, 2009.
For more information about this conference, visit http://education.jpl.nasa.gov/events/conference20090124.html.
If you have questions about the conference, please contact the JPL Education Office at 818-393-0561.
NASA Kepler Mission -- A Search for Habitable Planets Workshop
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Jan. 31, 2009
Join Kepler Mission co-investigator Dr. Nick Gautier for an exciting day of science and hands-on activities for middle and high school teachers. This event will take place on Jan. 31, 2009, at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory near Pasadena, Calif. Dr. Gautier will discuss the science behind NASA’s Kepler Mission. Participants will take part in standards-based, classroom-ready activities. Each participant will receive a complete transit model that includes a LEGO orrery, a Vernier light sensor, and interface and graphing software. A letter verifying eight hours of professional development can be provided.
Pre-registration is required. To learn more about this workshop, visit http://kepler.nasa.gov/ed/workshops.html. If you have questions about this workshop, please contact Cynthia Ramseyer at cramseyer@xxxxxxxx.