The 5th annual Astrobiology Teachers Academy was held at RPI, July 22-25, and attended by 16 high school and middle school science teachers from the Capital District and elsewhere in New York State. 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 continues to provide a highly effective means of engaging the students in the STEM disciplines. Attendees included 8 returning teachers who gave presentations on their past activities and engaged in mentoring those new to the academy.
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