Workshop Objective: To prepare educators to be a facilitator for the Mars City Alpha curriculum through hands-on participation in the curriculum activities.
Workshop Description: Mars City Alpha is an exciting simulation that transforms youth into scientists and engineers launching an international effort to design a settlement on Mars. Youth work in teams to prepare for their endeavor, which crosses the educational spectrum from technology to social studies to the arts. Mars City Alpha culminates in a tabletop model of a futuristic human habitat on Mars. Mars City Alpha is a curriculum product of Challenger Center for Space Science Education.
Audience - educators of youth grades 6-12
Length of Workshop - 6-8 hours