A Vision of Discovery! Understanding NASA Images through Art Workshop for K-12 Educators at OMSI March 10, 2012

An artist's rendition of the inner solar system

An artist's rendition of the inner solar system

A Vision of Discovery!
Understanding NASA Images through Art
Workshop for K-12 Educators at OMSI!
March 10, 2012

NASA’s Discovery and New Frontiers missions are exploring the solar system and sending back to Earth never-before-seen images. This workshop presents new images of Mercury from MESSENGER, of asteroid Vesta from Dawn, and prepares for the first ever close-up images of Pluto and the Kuiper Belt from New Horizons.

Participants will get the latest updates on these exciting missions from dynamic scientists, then learn how to use art to engage students in the appreciation and interpretation of NASA imagery. Techniques for inspiring and energizing students will be presented, along with activities that will help students analyze and understand science images using the elements of art. Additional activities will be demonstrated as well.

Special Speakers

  • Dr. Ralph McNutt, New Horizons
  • Dr. Bonnie Buratti, Dawn
  • Dr. Nancy Chabot, MESSENGER
  • Ms. Monica Aiello, Planetary Science Artist

The workshop will be held in four locations simultaneously on March 10. All locations will feature the special speakers and activities, tied in through NASA’s Digital Learning Network.

  • NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, CA, from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, OR, from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, MD, from 11:30 am – 5:30 pm

A registration fee of $25 is required to cover lunch and snacks. Everyone will receive a terrific packet of resources containing activities and curricula for all grade levels, links to great interactives, and more. For those who cannot attend in person, a webinar option will be offered.

Register now! For more information, visit: http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/discovery/vision_of_discovery.asp

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