EPSC 2020 goes live for schools

Dear colleagues,

For the first time, the Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) 2020, a scientific conference on planetary science, is opening its doors to schools and gives to the students a peek on how contemporary science is done.

The FRONTIERS team kindly invites you to join us virtually with your classroom or educational institute  (suggested age range 12-18 years old or older).

When: This autumn from the 21st of September – 9th of October 2020, presenters from all over the world will make their work available to schools to follow online. For 3 weeks, a list of topics on high level planetary science, ranging from the Moon to the exoplanets and laboratory experiments will be given.

Events:

  • 1. List of scientific talks with plain language summary (available on-demand video)

  • 2. Every week a Q&Α session with one of the experts will be broadcasted live, and the students will have the opportunity to pose questions to them.

  • 3. Supporting workshops will be organised by both experienced and young researchers on introductory topics, targeted at students who wish to learn more about e.g.:

            > How do we calculate the Age of the Earth?

            > A trip to Antarctica to chase meteorites.

            > Our solar system and its weird cousins

            > What is “Astrobiology”?

            > “Anatomy” of a Scientific talk (students vote their favourite scientific talk)

Please register your Intention to participate, either in the live or in the recorded events, according to the technical capabilities of your classroom, in the following form: Registration link: Jotform / https://form.jotform.com/202154005635040

More information on the speakers will follow soon and you will be contacted with details about the full program. Save the date on the 17th September at 16:00-18:00 CEST for presentation of the full program and teacher Q&A on how to participate.

Art Competition: Schools are also invited to participate in the EPSC arts contest #InspiredByOtherWorlds. If you have been inspired, create and share your drawings, storytelling, pictures, videos, models, craft works or art installations at home. The deadline for submissions is 30th of September. Winners will be announced by 9th of October. There are no age restrictions for participants. More information on the contest you can find at https://www.europlanet-society.org/outreach/inspiredbyotherworlds-arts-contest/  If you’d also like to share on social media please use the hashtags #InspiredByOtherWorlds #EPSC2020.

Let’s open up science to young students and give them the chance to  ask  experts in planetary science questions directly! The events will be held in English, with a possibility of a follow-up in the native language of the speaker, if different from English (french, greek and russian are already included. More to be announced soon).

With the kind support of Europlanet Society, Lecturers without Borders, Europlanet Early Career network (EPEC), Scientix, FRONTIERS: Bringing nobel science in the classroom



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