[Received on Oct. 8, 2013 from Richard Fisher. A great event! -- Jane J]
ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration cordially invites all science educators to its annual Earth and Space Exploration Day. Staffed by the school's faculty, researchers and students, the event is an opportunity for children and the general public to
engage with scientists and researchers one-on-one or in small group settings.
We kindly ask that you distribute the event information to your students, parents, PTO, and colleagues. Free teacher resources will be available, as well as contacts for outreach and more educational interactions with ASU scientists and students. We hope to
see you there! Details are below.
Family event features hands-on exploration activities with Earth and space scientists
ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration's annual Earth and Space Exploration Day - This annual event, hosted by Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration, has experienced remarkable growth over the past several years. Staffed by the
school's faculty, researchers and students, the event is an opportunity for children and the general public to engage with scientists and researchers one-on-one or in small group settings. Earth and Space Exploration Day is one of the school's most visible
efforts to increase science literacy in Arizona.
Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Arizona State University Tempe campus - Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4) - located on the corner of McAllister Ave. and Terrace Rd.
Earth and Space Exploration day is a free annual fall event hosted by the School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) on ASU's Tempe campus inside/outside ISTB 4. The SESE community offers special science-related activities from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. for students
age five and up, families, educators and anyone interested in exploring Earth and space alongside real scientists.
One of the biggest attractions is ISTB 4 with its Gallery of Scientific Exploration offering a variety of interactive exhibits and the Marston Exploration Theater, which will be running 3-D astronomy shows throughout the day. Visitors can see a replica of Curiosity
rover, explore Tempe Butte on a guided field trip, pan for gold, watch science demos, dig for meteorites, bring rock samples for Dr. Rock to examine and so much more! Children are encouraged to bring samples from their backyard for analysis by Dr. Rock.
A list of activities is available on the event's website:
Pre-registration is encouraged, to ensure that visitors can secure tickets for the astronomy shows and other ticketed activities.
Public parking is free in any ASU lot south of University Avenue on Nov. 2. The most convenient parking is available in the Rural Road parking structure (#4) on Lemon St. and Rural Rd., and the Tyler Street parking structure (#2) on the corner of Tyler Street
A parking map is at http://www.asu.edu/map.
NOTE FOR EDUCATORS & TROOP LEADERS
Student visitors can get their event "passport" stamped upon completion of an activity. After the event, some teachers and troop leaders collect the "passports" and award extra-credit or badges based upon the number/types of passport stamps. Free teacher resources
will be available such as educator packets, hand-outs, supplies and posters, as well as contacts for outreach and more educational interactions with ASU scientists and students.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Dr. Richard D. Fisher
Director, Strategic Education & Public Outreach Initiatives
School of Earth & Space Exploration (SESE)
497 ISTB4, Arizona State University
P.O. Box 875604
Tempe, AZ 85287-5604
480-727-6625 (w), 480-334-0884 (c)