Training and Networking
Being an educator is also a commitment to being a life-long learner. We have participated in conferences (both nationally and internationally) to create activities and programs that are adaptable and practical for a variety of applications. Information is also available for teachers interested in learning more about our Teacher Workshops.
Teacher workshops give us an opportunity to get to know the needs of the teachers and how we can best help them teach material related to planetary sciences. We offer workshops to small or large groups of teachers. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about these types of workshops.
Below is a list of conferences we have attended to learn from the experiences of others and to get feedback about our own program. If you are interested in learning about what we presented at the conference, click on the year to download a copy of the submitted abstract.
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
The AGU is the largest worldwide conference in the geophysical sciences, attracting nearly 20,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and policy makers. (2011)
Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP)
The ASP hosts an annual conference dedicated to discussing the joys and challenges of science education and outreach to all different types of audiences. (2012)
Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) Conference
This is an annual meeting of professional astronomers in Canada to promote and advance the knowledge of the universe through research and education. (2011)
This is a joint annual meeting of the Geological Association of Canada, the Mineralogical Association of Canada, the Society of Economic Geologists and the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (GAC – MAC – SEG – SGA). (2010) (2011) (2012)
International Astronautical Congress (IAC)
Every year, the International Astronautical Federation together with the International Academy of Astronautics and the International Institute of Space Law (IISL), holds the International Astronautical Congress (IAC). The IAC is an annual meeting of the actors in the discipline of space and consists of plenary sessions, lectures and meetings. (2011)
International Space University (ISU) Symposium
The international Space University Symposium is and annual event held in Strasbourg, France that brings together international professionals within the space industry. Each year, the symposium adopts a new theme. (2010)
Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC)
The Lunar and Planetary Science Conference is an annual event that brings together international specialists in petrology, geochemistry, geophysics, geology, and astronomy to present the latest results of research in planetary science. (2011) (2012) (2013)
Science Teachers Association of Ontario (STAO) Conference
STAO is an educational organization aiming to promote excellence in science education through leadership and service. These annual conferences are thematic and aim to share information amongst the science teachers of Ontario. CPSX has been present at the STAO Conference since 2009.
Our cratering activity has been published in CRUCIBLE!
Our astrobiology activity has been published in CRUCIBLE too!