Conducted by the NASASMD Science Activation Planetary ReaCH project

Planetary scientists (including graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, engineers and technicians) and informal educators are invited to apply to attend a professional development workshop, Culturally Inclusive Planetary Engagement, August 4-6, 2022. Scientists and educators will work together in activities and conversations around diversity and inclusion. Participants will discuss ways to engage Latinx and Black communities in planetary science and exploration.

Workshop participants come away with actionable strategies and hands-on activity ideas for engagement and the beginnings of relationships/collaborations with other participants. Following the workshop, a public engagement event will allow workshop participants the opportunity to utilize engagement strategies discussed in the workshop.

Space is limited to 15 planetary scientists (incl. graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and planetary engineers and technicians) and 15 informal educators. Stipends are available for participants able to accept them.

The workshop will take place in Houston, August 4th (1 pm – 5 pm CDT) and August 5th (9 am – 5 pm CDT) with a community engagement event on August 6th.

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The deadline to apply is 5 pm CDT, June 30, 2022. More information: