Bring history, citizen science, NASA technologies and Montana water quality research to your out-of-school program as you meld the mystique of the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail with modern tools for data collection.
This workshop is open to Montana educators working with youth in grade 5-12 in a classroom or out-of-school environment.
In this workshop, we will:
- Learn basic aeronautics as we observe the flight of large kites with instrument payloads for collecting data
- Build and fly your own kid-friendly kites
- Follow NASA procedures and protocols to develop and answer a science mission question
- Learn how Montana researchers use remote sensing instruments, aerial photography and environmental mapping to study water quality
- Join the GO on the Lewis & Clark Trail Citizen Science Challenge and use the GLOBE Observer app to record observations on clouds and land cover
- Brainstorm new ways to bring all these tools and STEM concepts back to youth, including incorporating art, writing, photography, videography and Lewis & Clark History
No prior experience is necessary.
This workshop is sponsored by the NASA Aerokats and Rovers Education Network, Montana NSF EPSCoR, MSU’s National Teachers Enhancement Network, and the MSU Science Math Resource Center with support from the Montana Afterschool Alliance and the Montana Girls STEM Collaborative.
How to Enroll: Visit the Citizen Science and the Lewis & Clark Trail website