Public Education and Outreach initiatives are expected to form an important component of the CLRN, recognizing the fact that the public is particularly drawn to planetary science and exploration.
Currently, education and outreach activities play an active role at many partner institutions. Examples include the Planetary and Space Science Centre at the University of New Brunswick and the Centre for Planetary Science & Exploration (CPSX) at the University of Western Ontario. We encourage the public to contact their local partner institutions to see what outreach activities are available.
In the future, we intend to partner with a variety of groups and organizations, to improve on our outreach component. Possible partners include the UnOctober 6, 2009 program, the Let’s Talk Science (LTS) K-12 outreach program, the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC), industry partners such as MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates (MDA), Optech Inc., and Odyssey Moon, and museums such as the Ontario Science Centre and the London Children’s Museum.
We hope to apply a variety of methods to reach the general public
- This website publicizes lunar science and exploration activities and provides a resource for those who are interested.
- Other web-based methods, such as a Facebook group, will be set up to help promote public interest in planetary science and exploration.
We plan to provide a variety of outreach activities to serve tOctober 6, 2009 classroom-style introductions to lunar science (meteorites and other extraterrestrial samples, impact experiments, analogue research, etc.), and planetary exploration (rover demos, space suit workshops, etc.), in partnership with ETS and LTS.
Please continue to watch this page as we develop these exciting outreach opportunities.
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