On October 15-16, 2012, 21 librarians and other informal science education staff from across the US took part in a NASA space science training at the La Vista Public Library in La Vista, NE. The training was supported by the ChemCam instrument onboard the Curiosity rover and the NASA Astrobiology Institute. The training was designed to enable out-of-school program providers to bring the science of Mars astrobiology to their communities.
In spring 2012, students from the Lycee Camus high school in Nantes, France, participated in the "Passport to Research" program. For two hours a week, students learned how to view science through the eyes of a researcher. The theme for the program was the robotic exploration of Mars. Nicolas Mangold, a co-investigator on the ChemCam instrument, was the program's advisor.
After visiting the Laboratory of Planetology and Geodynamics at Nantes where they heard a presentation from N....
The ChemCam instrument team invites educators to share how you are bringing Mars, Curiosity, and ChemCam into your classroom or informal learning environment! Send us pictures of student work or images* from your program and a description of the event or activity to post on this webpage. We want to hear from you! Questions? Events and activities to share? Contact Andy Shaner (