KICP Education & Outreach Summer School for Graduate Students, June 16-27, Chicago, IL
Applications due: May 13, 2014
We are very pleased to announce a hands-on summer school for graduate students interested in education and outreach (E&O). This school will feature a week of practicum that will immerse participants in E&O; for example, presenting at the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, developing hands-on classroom activities, creating content with WorldWide Telescope, or developing Zooniverse/citizen science program activities. The school will also include a one-day science communications workshop presented by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, field trips to Chicago area institutions, and a concise introduction to E&O basics.
- Limited to 14 participants
- Accommodations provided, free of charge.
- Applications due May 13, 2014
Please share this with others who may be interested, especially graduate students.
A lovely fast past experience in creating a CS/STEM activity with and Google's CS First teams. #hourofcode
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If you're in the area, you should be sure to come and learn about seismology.
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