2013 Annual Science Report

Pennsylvania State University Reporting  |  SEP 2012 – AUG 2013

EPO Activity: Astrobiology Workshops for In-Service Educators

Project Progress

PSARC supports workshops related to astrobiology topics for in-service K-12 educators. Approximately 20 teachers per workshop participate in the programs that range from 1-day to 5-days. Most workshops offer graduate credit and are designed to introduce teachers to current research in the field of astrobiology and to demonstrate how to use this exciting topic to engage students in scientific inquiry. Teachers explore how our understanding of the requirements of life has changed over the past 30 years, and learn how current research is revealing an ever-greater diversity of life.