Journey to M*A*R*S (Martian Advanced Resources for Survival): Mars Needs Food
Wednesday 10/07/2015
6:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades 4-8

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

Explore future human exploration of Mars with a focus on the food and nutritional needs of those future explorers. Participants will explore NASA STEM resources to investigate the caloric content and nutritional value of space foods, nutritional needs of astronauts and construct a sample space food menu to develop a better understanding of space food and nutrition for future human explorers to Mars. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) will be aligned to the investigations.

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-seven year career with NASA Education, Mr. Culivan taught middle school Earth and Space Science, life science, English, art and coached several sports in his hometown of Baton Rouge, LA. 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.