SSC STEM EPD - Exploring the Solar System
Thursday 09/29/2016
9:00 am CT
Educators in Grades 4-8

The Stennis Space Center Office of Education is providing a 5-hour Educator Professional Development Workshop.

Exploring the Solar System

Date: September 29, 2016

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. CT (30 minute lunch – please bring your lunch and snacks)

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

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


Description:  Come explore the Solar System from a unique mathematical perspective. Using NASA STEM activities, we will investigate worlds beyond our planet Earth and probe the origins of our universe. Everywhere imaginable, NASA is out there! Activities presented will be aligned to Next Generation Science Standards domain of Earth and Space Sciences; Space Systems.


Online pre-registration is required to participate.

Registration will be limited to 30 educators.

Registration will close September 25, 2016 (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.