NASA Funded Opportunity for Teachers in Utah: Spaceward Bound Utah crew to be held at MDRS (Dec. 9-13, 2019)
Spaceward Bound is a program to train K-12 teachers in how to engage their students in activities that will inspire careers in the space sciences by taking teachers into the field with scientists who are working on space-related research in a given location. First instituted by scientists and researchers at NASA Ames, today researchers involved in that early project are still holding Spaceward Bound field expeditions all over the world.
Spaceward Bound Utah is a 5-day workshop at the Mars Desert Research Station in Hanksville, Utah where K-12 teachers from Utah will be able to experience what living on Mars might be like in the future. The Mars Desert Research Station is a research facility that has been developed to simulation an early research base on Mars. The campus includes a mock spacecraft designed to land on Mars and which is the living quarters for the crews when they are on site. There is also an engineering bay, a greenhouse, a fully equipped science laboratory and two observatories on campus. Electric vehicles and spacesuits designed to mimic what we ...