NAI: Lassen National Park Astrobiology Internship Program (ARC)

Overview
Program Element / Activity Title:
NAI: Lassen National Park Astrobiology Internship Program (ARC)
E/PO Project Name:
NASA Astrobiology Institute
Contact Information:
Bldg. 247, Rm. 207 P.O. Box 1 Moffett Field, CA 94035-0001
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Short Description:

This project is a year-long, rural high school student internship program.  Its purpose is to bring local, rural students into Lassen Volcanic National Park to collect environmental data at astrobiologically relevant field sites.  Scientists visit the students and their teacher to prepare them for the upcoming year of sampling, then students visit the Park several times per year to collect data on the hydrothermal features.  An expansion includes the installation of videoconferencing equipment in the school to facilitate more frequent interaction between students and scientists.

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