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Free Class in Pueblo This Summer

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Free Class in Pueblo This Summer Educators from the Pueblo, Colo., area 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.

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:

 Pictured: Students in a previous Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum class at CSU-Pueblo


This article is part of Space Watch: June 2011 (Volume: 10, Issue: 6).