NASA STEM: The Unseen and Extreme World of Microbes
Thursday 07/22/2021
4:30 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades 3-12

The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

NASA is sending two new Missions to Venius. Venus has an environment often described as  hot and unforgiving. Explore NASA STEM activiities on  Microorganisms and the extreme environments they live in.  Plan an investigation using a model ecosystem to explain some of the components of an anaerobic microbial ecosystem. Learn how to construct explanations for the potential role of microbial mats in hydrothermal vent ecosystems. Investigate the extremophiles of Earth and speculate the existance of organisms on other planets.   

Susan Kohler is the current Education Professional Development Specialist at Glenn Research Center and serves the states of Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Minnesota. She has more than 25 years of progressively responsible K-12 educational leadership experience. She has served as Asst. Principal, Principal, Curriculum Director, Math/Science Consultant and Asst. Superintendent. Susan taught science for 13 years at the high school level. Her expertise in STEM and professional development is combined with her knowledge of new technology trends and innovative instructional strategies. Susan holds a Master’s in Education Administration from Bowling Green State College as well as a Bachelors degree of Science in Biological Sciences with the emphasis on Neurophysiology from Ramapo College in New Jersey.