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Pueblo-Area Educators Can Attend Free Space Foundation STEM Education Course at CSU – Pueblo this Summer

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Pueblo-Area Educators Can Attend Free Space Foundation STEM Education Course at CSU - Pueblo this SummerCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 16, 2011) — Pueblo-area educators can learn how to use space themes in the classroom to improve their students’ science, technology, engineering and  mathematics (STEM) interest and skills — at absolutely no cost — by attending a “Lunar/Mars Exploration and Base Construction” course June 27 – July 1 at Colorado State University (CSU) – Pueblo.

This Space Across the Curriculum course will be taught by the Space Foundation on the CSU – Pueblo campus. Local grants totaling $37,000 have made it possible for Pueblo-area teachers to attend for free. Space is limited and registration is now open via

The course examines activities related to establishing and maintaining human presence on our Moon or Mars, including oxygen and energy production, growing food, waste removal and recycling and exploration of the surface. Participants will design and build a model of a Lunar or Mars base that is theoretically sustainable and able to house astronauts for exploration of the Lunar or Martian surface. Educators will leave the course with hands-on activities that can be immediately integrated into the classroom.

Funding for the one-week course was provided by:

  • The Chamberlain Foundation
  • The R.M. Watts Foundation 
  • The Frank I. Lamb Foundation 
  • The E. M. Christmas Foundation

The course is open to Pre-K – 12 educators and is accredited through CSU – Pueblo Continuing Education Credit, or as part of CSU – Pueblo’s new degree program, Master of Education with an emphasis in Space Studies. To sign up for the class, contact the Space Foundation at [email protected] or 1-800-691-4000 or Dr. Victoria Marquesen at CSU – Pueblo at, [email protected] or (719) 549-2681.

The Space Foundation is also offering week-long educator professional development courses in Colorado Springs this summer. See the course description and scholarship information for Space Across the Curriculum classes at:

About the Space Foundation
The Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit organization and the foremost advocate for all sectors of the space industry – civil, commercial, military and intelligence. Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is a leader in space awareness activities, educational programs that bring space into the classroom, and major industry events, including the National Space Symposium, all in support of its mission “to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.” An expert in all aspects of the global space industry, the Space Foundation publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indices that track daily performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office and has field representatives in Houston, Texas, and Cape Canaveral, Fla. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, and read about the latest space news and Space Foundation activities in Space Watch.

Pictured: a previous Space Foundation “Lunar/Mars Exploration and Base Construction” class presentation