Science in California’s
A Field Expedition for Pre-Service Teachers
and Undergraduate Science Majors interested in teaching K-12,
partnership with the The
California State University Chancellor’s
Office and San
Francisco State University and the California
State University Desert Research Station at Zzyzx, California.
From April 6-11, 2008, pre-service teachers and undergraduate
science majors from San Francisco State University will be studying
side-by-side with world-renowned planetary scientists who search
for life in extreme environments.
Why the Mojave – an inhospitable,
parched, sun-drenched, spot in southern California? This natural
setting present scientists with opportunities to study environments
that are analogous to what explorers will find on the Moon
and Mars. Teachers, students and scientists will perform scientific
fieldwork in lunar geology, Mars astrobiology, Mars geology,
and issues of temperature and solar inundation and radation.
Follow the Expedition
- Read journals and see photos as posted during the expedition
- Watch vignettes of scientists, teachers and students describing
and demonstrating their research in the field