NAI: Lassen National Park Astrobiology Internship Program (ARC)
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.
- Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM