Do your students ask questions about:
Then this symposium is right for you! Would you like the opportunity to talk with research scientists about:
If so, join us for this unique educational symposium. Astro + Biology = Astrobiology 1999 offers a rare opportunity for K-12 teachers to interact with scientists via keynote speakers, panel presentations and informal conversations. Hands-on sessions featureing successful astrobiology classroom activities will provide you with ideas and materials ready for your immediate use. Astrobiology 1999 promises to be an "out of this world" educational experience!!
Sponsored by the NASA Life Sciences Outreach Program and the NASA Astrobiology Institute Outreach Office with the cooperation of the Bioastronomy '99 Conference.
|09:00-09:05||Introductory Remarks||Dr. John Rummel||Marine Biological Laboratory||-|
|09:05-09:15||Astrobiology Roadmap||Dr. David Morrison||NASA Ames Director of Space||-|
|09:15-10:00||Keynote||Dr. Bruce Jakosky||University of Colorado||Dr. Jakosky will explain how astrobiology is the intervewving of both disciplines throughout studies of origins/culture/future and earth/sky/sea.|
|10:15-11:15||TERC/SETI Hands-on Activities||-||-||The Technical Education Research Center features innovative curricula, technology and pedagogy. Join us and engage your students in creating rich multidisciplinary learning environments in the search for life on other worlds.|
|11:15-12:00||TERC/SETI Hands-on Activities||-||-||-|
|12:00-13:00||Lunch||-||-||- with science meeting participants|
|13:00-13:10||Outreach Roles||Dr. Rose Grymes||NASA Astrobiology Institute and NASA Life Sciences Division, HQ||-|
|13:10-13:45||Astrobiology and Culture||Dr. Karen Meech||Institute for Astronomy, Univ. of Hawaii||-|
|14:00-14:45||Science Panel||-||-||Participate in a panel with 3 scientists. Panelists are asked to provide a 10-12 minutes summary of their background and the focus of their research. In particular educators are interested in: What are the questions being investigated? How does this relate to individual's lives? What future research will result? Why would my students be interested? How can I justify incorporating this in my curriculum?|
|15:30-16:00||Informal Refreshments||-||-||Join us for one-on-one scientist conversation time.|