(June 17-21; Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Ill.)
Join astronomers and educators from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) and CosmoQuest to learn how your students can conduct authentic astronomy research! Participants will help astronomers map the Moon’s surface using the MoonMappers citizen science project and data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), plus receive practical ideas from experienced teachers on how to bring citizen science into the classroom and meet science standards (including the NGSS). Activities from CosmoQuest’s new TerraLuna unit will be featured. Free materials, stipend, and CPDUs provided; optional graduate course credit from SIUE is available. Contact Georgia Bracey for application information.