The Space Science Teachers Summit is a week-long professional development program for middle and high school teachers that brings the excitement of space science and exploration to students. The Summit reaches approximately thirty teachers per year with innovative space science education materials that emphasize state and national science and math standards, assessment tools, use of data in the classroom, and best practices. Topics rotate annually to utilize new materials, as well as focus on “hot topics” in space science.
Participants receive lodging and a stipend to defray expenses/purchase graduate credit.
Registration and information for the 2015 program will be available in October.
Please see the list below for archived information on our past Summits.
Summit 2014—Solar science, planetary magnetic fields, planetary evolution, and the MAVEN mission
Summit 2013—Solar System and planetary formation, planetary climate, and the MAVEN mission
Summit 2012—The Sun-Earth connection, space weather, and planetary science
Summit 2011—Spectroscopy: Light and how we use it to explore space
Summit 2010—The physical properties of the solar system: planets, moons, rings and dust
Summit 2009—The Sun, Mars, and the search for life in extreme environments
Summit 2008—Comparative Planetology and how we know what we know about objects in our solar system