Culturally Inclusive Planetary Engagement
November 3-5, 2022 at the Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, MD
A Professional Development Opportunity led by the Planetary ReaCH program Planetary science and exploration subject matter experts (SMEs; including graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, engineers, and technicians) are invited to apply to attend a workshop to learn strategies for engaging diverse audiences, specifically Black and Latinx youth and their families, in planetary science and exploration. The workshop will take place November 3-5, 2022 at the Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, MD. Planetary SMEs will be joined by local informal, or out-of-school time, educators.
During the workshop, planetary scientists and informal educators team-up to:
- Learn and share effective practices and strategies to engage Black and Latinx communities
- Collaborate with and learn from each other, sharing their expertise in planetary science and engaging diverse audiences
- Practice engagement strategies at a community event on Saturday, November 5
Travel stipends are available for SME participants able to accept one. Space is limited to 15 SMEs and 15 informal educators.