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Spaceward Bound: Mojave 2010
Planetary Science in California’s Mojave Desert

landscape photo of Mojave desert

Mojave 2010-1: From March 21 - 26, 2010

  • California Polytecnic University, Pomona: Pre-Service Teachers
  • University of Washington Graduate Astrobiology Students

Mojave 2010-2: March 28-April 1

  • San Francisco State University Pre-Service Teachers
  • Nevada & Arizona In-Service Teachers

Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers, and Undergraduate Science Majors interested in teaching K-12, 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 perform scientific fieldwork in lunar geology, Mars astrobiology, Mars geology, and issues of temperature and solar inundation and radation.

Webcast Training sessions:

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 3 - 4 pm Pacific (6-7 pm Eastern, 2300 GMT)
Tuesday, March 2, 2010 @ 3 - 4 pm Pacific (6-7 pm Eastern, 2300 GMT)
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 3 - 4 pm Pacific (6-7 pm Eastern, 2300 GMT)

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Students from San Francisco State Center for Science and Mathematics Education

  • Introduce themselves and
  • Describe the Mojave 2010 expedition
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