EPSC 2020 goes live for schools
For the first time, the Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) 2020, a scientific conference on planetary science, is opening its doors to schools and will give students a glimpse of how contemporary science is done.
Teachers and students are kindly invited to join us virtually with their classroom or educational institute (suggested age range 12-18 years old or older).
When: This autumn from the 21st of September – 9th of October 2020, presenters from all over the world will make their work available to schools to follow online. For 3 weeks, a list of topics on high level planetary science, ranging from the Moon to the exoplanets and laboratory experiments will be given.
Every week a Q&Α session with one of the experts will be broadcasted live, and the students will have the opportunity to pose questions to them.Supporting workshops will be organised by both experienced and young researchers on introductory topics, targeted at students who wish to learn more about e.g.: How we calculate the Age of the EarthA trip to Antarctica to chase meteoritesWhat is “Astrobiology”?
Details of workshops and speakers will be announced soon. These activities are kindly being provided by the researchers of Lecturers without Borders and the Europlanet Early Career (EPEC) Network.`
Let’s open up science to young students and give them the chance to ask experts in planetary science questions directly! The events will be held in English, with a possibility of a follow-up in the native language of the speaker, if different from English (French, Greek and Russian are already included). More to be announced soon.
Please register your intention to participate, either in the live or in the recorded events, according to the technical capabilities of your classroom.
Registration link: https://form.jotform.com/202154005635040
Other activities for schools and educators
Schools are also invited to participate in the EPSC art contest #InspiredByOtherWorlds. The deadline for submissions is 30th September. . Winners will be announced by 9th October. There are no age restrictions for participants.
Check out Europlanet’s educational resources.
More information will follow soon.