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Introductory course to Astrobiology and Space Technologies for Biology, Chemistry and Physics Teachers, Marisel, 10–13 August 2018

on 05 July 2018

Between 10–13 August 2018, ESERO Romania is organising an introductory course to astrobiology and space technologies forBiology, Chemistry and Physics Teachers, at Marisel, Cluj County. The deadline for registration is 26 July 2018.

The course aims to use cosmic space as an attractive context for teaching STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). Topics such as the presentation of ESERO Romania, ESA's educational resources, basic notions of astrobiology, current theories about the origin of life, characteristics of extremophiles, space missions and other experimental activities will be addressed.

The course takes place at “Popasul Iancului” guest house in Marisel, Cluj County. The course can accommodate 20 participants. The training, the accommodation in a double or triple room and the meals for three days (10–13 August 2018) are free of charge, as well as the round trip Cluj-Napoca – Marisel, with a hired bus. The travel from hometown to Cluj-Napoca and back falls into the responsibility of the participant.

The course is addressed to biology, chemistry or physics teachers in secondary or high school education in Romania. English knowledge is required for some presentations.

Candidates will have to demonstrate competence and interest in disseminating the knowledge and experience gained during the course to other high school or secondary school teachers and to as many students as possible in pedagogical clubs (for teachers) or excellence groups (for students) or other similar bodies, to attract as many students as possible to space science and technology. The selection of participants will also take into account the most equitable geographical distribution. The course is addressed to teachers who have not participated in previous editions.

Teachers can apply until 26 July 2018, following the instructions here.