Conducted by the NASASMD Science Activation Planetary Resources and Content Heroes (ReaCH) project.

Planetary scientists and astrobiologists (including graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, engineers and technicians) and informal (out-of-school time) educators are invited to apply to attend a 2023 Culturally Inclusive Planetary Engagement professional development workshop:

During the workshops, scientists and educators are paired together and supported in bi-directional conversations around diversity and inclusion in engaging Black and Latinx audiences in planetary science. Participants also lead hands-on activities during a co-designed public engagement event following the workshop held in collaboration with a local youth-serving organization. The event allows workshop participants the opportunity to practice engagement strategies discussed in the workshop.

Confirmed 2023 workshop locations and dates:

New Orleans, LA (Tulane University; June 8-10)
Mountain View, CA (SETI Institute; June 22-24)
Miami, FL (Perez Art Museum Miami; August 17-19)

Space in each workshop is limited to 10 planetary scientists/astrobiologists and 10 informal educators. Stipends are available for participants able to accept them.

Questions? Please contact Andy Shaner at

The Planetary Resources and Content Heroes (ReaCH) project is based upon work supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award number 80NSSC21M0003.