Friday, March 04, 2005

Houston, Texas Area

This year’s pre-LPSC Education and Public Outreach workshop explores "Pre-Service Teacher Preparation and the Role of the Earth and Space Science Community," and is being held immediately prior to the start of the 36th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC).

The workshop will include presentation of pre-service program structures and models of collaboration in the Earth and space science community, discussion of how Earth and space science content is being - or can be - integrated effectively in pre-service programs, and exploration of possible roles researchers and education specialists can offer to the pre-service community. Speakers include Dr. Tim Slater, Director of the University of Arizona Science and Mathematics enter, Dr. Adriane Dorrington, Director of the NASA/Norfolk State University Pre-Service Teacher Program, and Dr. Lawrence Abraham, Co-Director of Uteach at the University of Texas at Austin.

Who should attend? Earth and space scientists, pre-service faculty, formal and informal educators, and education specialists who are interested in sharing experiences, learning more, and building collaborations.

By identifying, enabling, and leveraging partnerships, the Earth and space science community can help facilitate better preparation of science teachers, and bring the excitement of science directly into the classroom. The workshop, designed to support NASA’s goal to make its science content available to all educators and students, is hosted by the Pre-Service Educators Working Group, part of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate’s Support Network.

The workshop will be held on Sunday, March 13, 2005, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the South Shore Harbor Resort and Conference Center in League City, Texas. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Participants can register using an electronic registration form provided on the LPI’s Web site. Logistical information, including directions to South Shore Harbour, can be found on the LPSC Web site. For questions or additional information, please contact Stephanie Shipp (; 281-486-2109).

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