Bring the Excitement of NASA’s Mars Explorations to Your Youth Programs

The Lunar and Planetary Institute is hosting a FREE NASA-supported training, Explore: Life on Mars?, which will be held in conjunction with the 2012 MPLA/NLA/NEMA Tri-Conference. This two-day training features hands-on activities and supporting resources about NASA’s investigations in the scientific field of astrobiology—the search for indications that Mars may be (or has been) able to support life. Plus, learn about NASA’s latest mission to Mars, the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), and the ChemCam instrument onboard the Curiosity rover! Scientists and educators from NASA and the Lunar and Planetary Institute will share space science information, resources, hands-on activities, and demonstrations developed specifically for you to infuse into your programs with children ages eight to thirteen and their families. Find out more.

Public library staff who provide, or plan to provide, out-of-school programs for eight- to thirteen-year-olds are invited to apply! Those who serve rural audiences are strongly encouraged to apply.

NASA Space Science Training: Explore: Life on Mars?
October 15 and 16, 2012
La Vista Public Library, La Vista, NE
Apply by Monday, October 1, 2012.

The training is free. A $200 stipend is available for thirty participants and will be offered on a first-come, first-accepted basis.