NASA Journey to Mars Workshop
Thursday 01/26/2017
9:00 am CT
FREE 5-hour Workshop
Educators in Grades 4-8

The NASA Stennis Space Center Office of Education is providing a 5-hour educator professional development STEM workshop.

NASA Journey to Mars Workshop

Date: January 26, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. CT (30-minute lunch)

Audience: In-service, pre-service, home school and informal STEM educators of grades 4-8

Location: Infinity Science Center (Map); Classroom B (upstairs)


The students you teach today could be the Mars explorers of tomorrow. NASA has been on the forefront of exploring Mars and paving the way for future human exploration. This hands-on workshop will guide you on an investigation of Mars using Earth and Mars comparisons, modeling and engineering design.  This workshop will also integrate NASA online resources and STEM classroom activities, including those from NASA’s “Modern Figures” campaign.  “Modern Figures” activities highlight the contributions the African American women “human computers” made, as seen in the new movie “Hidden Figures”. The Journey to Mars begins in your classroom.


Online pre-registration is required to participate.

Registration will be limited to the first 30 educators.

Registration will close January 22, 2017 (or, when 30 educators are registered).

CEU's/CLU's will be provided for 5.0 hours of attendance.


Steve Culivan is the NASA STEM Education Professional Development Collaborative Specialist at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Mr. Culivan develops and provides NASA STEM online and face-to-face professional development programs for in-service, pre-service and informal educators. Mr. Culivan was the Principal Investigator for two International Space Station (ISS) in-flight education demonstrations. He additionally developed and co-developed several NASA curriculum products. Prior to his current twenty-eight year career with NASA Education, Mr. Culivan taught middle school Earth and Space Science, life science, English, art and coached several sports. He holds a current Louisiana teaching certificate in science and English. Mr. Culivan received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Louisiana Tech University and a Masters of Science degree in Education from Oklahoma State University.