Celebrating ISS Plant Science: Advanced Astroculture & the Tomatosphere
Thursday 05/27/2021
6:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators, Students, & Parents in Grades K-16
 
The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

A permanent base at the Moon's South Pole. Missions to Mars and asteroids. As humans travel farther from Earth and its resources, astronauts must learn how to grow their own food in space. In this webinar celebrating 20 years of continuous human presence aboard the ISS, we'll explore how the growing field of space farming is creating Artemis crew self-sufficiency, unique student learning opportunities, and agricultural benefits on Earth. Relevant instructional resources will also be included.


Dr. Anne Weiss is the Education Professional Development Specialist at Langley Research Center, which serves Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Anne originally trained as a neuroscientist, which included a research assignment in genetics at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory. Since 1998, Anne has taught Earth science, chemistry & biochemistry, physical science, human anatomy & physiology, and general biology at the K-12 and higher education levels. As a graduate assistant, Anne served as Community Manager of the NASA Educators Online Network (NEON), the subject of her dissertation on online teacher professional development, for the NASA Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP). Anne earned a B.S. in Vertebrate Physiology (with history minor) from the Pennsylvania State University, a M.S. in Physiology from the Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the Pennsylvania State University.