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Astromaterials SME Engages Educators Across the Nation about Mars Rover Exploration

Posted on September 29, 2020 - 7:29 PM CDT

Tags: Informal | Educator | Webinar | Scientist Engagement | Nuggets | Planetary Science | SciAct Community

On June 9, 2020, NASA Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Mars Scientist, Dr. Elizabeth Rampe, shared an overview of the Curiosity Rover and a preview of the Mars 2020 Mission.

The event reached ~160 live participants and 110+ archived participants across 43 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Morocco, and South Africa. Numerous Science Activation partner audiences were reached including classroom teachers connected with ASU Infiniscope, Solar System Ambassadors, Museum staff, Librarians, Challenger Learning Center staff, Girl Scouts, Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors, Amateur Astronomers, educators from NASA Centers, and scientists.

Feedback: "Not only did I improve upon my understanding of the what and where for Curiosity, I have a better understanding of what Perseverance will do."