The 2012 Astrobiology Teachers Academy at RPI

The 4th annual Astrobiology Teachers Academy was held on the RPI campus, July 9-13, attended by 24 high school and middle school science teachers from New York State – by far the largest number we have hosted. The teachers worked with faculty from the New York Center for Astrobiology and with education experts from the Association for the Cooperative Advancement of Science Education to develop ideas, strategies and resources to integrate astrobiological themes into their classrooms. The intrinsic fascination of astrobiology and the search for life on other planets provides a highly effective means of engaging the students in the STEM disciplines.

The Astrobiology Teachers Academy has also launched its facebook page.

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