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2011 Annual Science Report

Arizona State University Reporting  |  SEP 2010 – AUG 2011

EPO Activity: EPO Outreach, Task 1: Earth and Space Exploration Day 2010

Project Progress

Earth and Space Exploration Day 2010
The Earth and Space Exploration day is a free annual event held at the Bateman Physical Sciences F-wing on the Tempe main campus and sponsored each year by the School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE). This event is part open house and part science festival – featuring unique STEM activities targeting students ages five and up, families, educators and anyone interested in exploring Earth and space alongside real scientists. Visitors enjoyed over 35 hands-on activities as well as a guided field trips to Tempe Butte, special talks from SESE scientists, and tours to several of the School’s facilities. The Follow the Elements project presented the hands-on activity, “Search for a Habitable World” where children could design their own alien to inhabit on of the planets within our solar system (Figure 1-2). This all day event attracted approximately 1,500 visitors.

Figure 1: Earth and Space Exploration Day 2010. ​The ASU Astrobiology program participated presented activities at the annual Earth and Space Exploration Day in 2010. Liz McHugh poses with two NASA Space Grant Interns who helped staff the “Search for a Habitable World” activity.

Figure 2: Earth and Space Exploration Day 2010. ​One of the 1500 visitors who attended the Earth and Space Exploration Day designing her own alien.