Thursday, February 19, 2009

Lunar and Planetary Institute 2009 Field-Based Volcanism Workshop

“The Heat from Within Earthly Insights into Planetary Volcanism,” a NASA-sponsored workshop for educators, will be held July 12-19, 2009. Spend the week investigating different types of volcanoes in the Bend and Crater Lake regions of Oregon. Contrast these Earth-based analogs with volcanic features on Mars, the moon, Venus, and even the moons of Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune! From these field experiences and classroom exercises, participants will build an understanding of the planetary processes that produce volcanoes and of the patterns of volcanism on planets in our solar system.

The experience will be divided between the field and lab, where participants work with classroom-tested, hands-on, inquiry-based activities and resources that can be used to enhance Earth and space science teaching in the classroom. Participants receive lesson plans, supporting resources and presentations. A limited number of grants are available to cover registration.

Applications are due April 7, 2009. Participants will be notified of their acceptance by April 14, 2009.

For more information about the workshop and to submit an application online, visit

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