Events & Programs

Climate Change Planetarium Workshop

Planetarium

Are you involved with live-interpreted planetarium or Science On a Sphere (SOS) programming? Pacific Science Center invites you to attend a workshop on February 24-25, 2020 about highlighting climate change and its links to your community through these formats.

Travel, lodging, and meal expenses for all workshop participants will arranged through and paid by our grant partner, the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington, by support from the National Science Foundation (grant no. 1712588).

 

How Do Participants Benefit?

  • View and discuss a planetarium show focused on climate change (available to use at your institution)
  • Learn strategies for integrating local scientists into your institution’s programming
  • Explore best practices for communicating about climate change with public audiences

 

What Must Participants Do?

  • Attend the workshop in Seattle on February 24-25, 2020 (all expenses paid)
  • Find and collaborate with a climate change scientist local to your institution
  • Develop and deliver at least one (1) live-interpreted planetarium or SOS show at your institution

 

Application Form

Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis through January 15, 2020. Up to 3 participants per institution are welcomed. Contact Maureen Devery (MDevery@pacsci.org) with any questions or concerns.

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  • PARTICIPANT COMMITMENTS
    As a participant in the Climate Change Planetarium Workshop, you will be expected to do three things:

  • We will hold this workshop at Pacific Science Center in Seattle, WA on Monday-Tuesday, February 24-25, 2020. Travel, lodging, and meal expenses for all workshop participants will arranged through and paid by our grant partner, the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington, by support from the National Science Foundation (grant no. 1712588). Regrettably, remote participation in this workshop is not possible.
  • One aim of this workshop is to provide you with strategies for highlighting work being done in your region that ties to climate change. By the time of the workshop in February, we expect that you will have identified at least one scientist who can occasionally present about their work as part of your programming. This scientist will be expected to participate real-time in approximately 2 brief training webinars in March 2020 (exact scheduling TBD based on scientist availability). Pacific Science Center's experience in such efforts is mainly with students, faculty, and staff members from local educational institutions, although professionals from government organizations and industry are also options.
  • You will be expected to share the content of our climate change show and/or other climate change-related content, along with a guest portion featuring your local scientist, at least once at your institution. This programming must be delivered by the end of December 2020.
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