AAS/DPS Astronomy Ambassadors Outreach Workshop
August 16, 2014
Graduate students, postdocs, and early-career faculty and research scientists are invited to apply for an upcoming workshop providing training and resources for effective outreach to K-12 teachers and students, families, and the public. The workshop, based on the popular and successful AAS Astronomy Ambassadors program, will be offered all day Sunday, 9 November, at the 46th annual AAS Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) meeting in Tucson, Arizona.
Participants will be introduced to discussion and questioning strategies, ways to avoid technical jargon, specific hands-on activities usable in a variety of settings, and ways of finding outreach partners in their own communities. They will also learn about and receive a set of written and electronic resources, including The Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0 DVD and the MOOSE, or Menu of Outreach Opportunities for Science Education. Some of the discussion will focus on how to establish ongoing partnerships with local schools, museums, parks, fairs, and community centers. The workshop will include presenters from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and the DPS.
The number of participants is limited. To apply, please complete the workshop application by Wednesday, 27 August. You will be notified of your acceptance by 9 September. We especially encourage applications from members of groups that are underrepresented in science as well as from those who are new to outreach.