Journey to M*A*R*S (Martian Advanced Resources for Survival): Getting Dirty on Mars
Thursday 10/08/2015 
6:00 pm ET (3:00 pm PT)

FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades K-12

The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

.Get the scoop on soil. This webinar will use comparison to  facilitate understanding about the similarities and differences between soil properties on Earth and Mars.  The focus will be on working in cooperative groups to collect soil samples from the field similar to NASA’s robotic Phoenix Mars Mission. Key concepts will include understanding the properties of soils and Examining soils for their ability to sustain organisms.  NASA resources on soil and Mars will be included in this webinar. The activities promote problem solving, communication skills and teamwork while engaging the students in learning that is both fun and relevant to their everyday lives. 


Susan Kohler is the current Education Professional Development Specialist at Glenn Research Center and serves the states of Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Minnesota. She has more than 25 years of progressively responsible K-12 educational leadership experience. She has served as Asst. Principal, Principal, Curriculum Director, Math/Science Consultant and Asst. Superintendent. Susan taught science for 13 years at the high school level. Her expertise in STEM and professional development is combined with her knowledge of new technology trends and innovative instructional strategies. Susan holds a Master’s in Education Administration from Bowling Green State College as well as a Bachelors degree of Science in Biological Sciences with the emphasis on Neurophysiology from Ramapo College in New Jersey.