Mars Exploration Program: Mars Museum Visualization Alliance Project-

Overview
Program Element / Activity Title:
Mars Exploration Program: Mars Museum Visualization Alliance Project-
E/PO Project Name:
Mars Exploration Program Education and Public Outreach
Contact Information:
Michelle Viotti
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mail Stop 321-630
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
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Short Description:

This alliance brings real-time, high-definition  imagery and other content to museums, science centers, and planetaria  and to  the wider audiences they serve (created by Mars, it was elevated to an agency level as the NASA Museum Alliance and expanded to include other missions and activities).   The intent is to create increasingly experiential programming that allows the public to participate in discovery as it happens and to come to know Mars as a familiar place, utilizing the big-screen and dome infrastructures at partner institutions, as well as models, in order to reach communities nationwide.  In the process, informal educators at museums have regular professional development opportunities to interact with Mars scientists and engineers so that they  can interpret current science and engineering taking place on Mars for their visitors (through the provided visualizations). 

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Evaluation
National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM