What is Spaceward Bound?
Overview of the programme
Location New Zealand North Island
Dates: 16-21 January 2015
Please apply by 1 December 2014
Enrollment limit: 15 teachers/ educators/tertiary students – first come first served.
Organised by: the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand – Astrobiology Group and Education Group
Supported by: NASA AMES; Maori Tourism; GNS Science; Kiwispace Foundation; Eagle Technologies; Royal Society of NZ
Who can participate
Secondary science school teachers and their students
Tertiary students interested in teaching or studying astrobiology or any of the following subjects: microbiology, geology, ecology, biology, chemistry, robotics, communication and culture.
The expedition also serves as an opportunity for the local experts and NASA to team together and learn from one another, to forge collaborations.
The trip is open to anybody over the age of 16 or supported by teachers or parents.
New Zealand teachers are invited to participate in the expedition, and bring their students along. They are also invited to join us for daytrips.
What will happen
To address the questions ‘What is life?’ or ‘Where is it?’ and ‘How do we find it?’, the discipline of astrobiology starts locally, here on Earth. By studying life from Earth we ...