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Teacher Forum – Teaching Astronomy to Children
September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
A panel of teachers and educational professionals discussing tools and techniques they have used to teach astronomy to children – both in the classroom and at outreach events.
Participants: Constance L. Martin-Trembley (Endeavour School), Paulette Epstein (Michigan Science Center), Dr. Jane Huang (University of Michigan – tentative)
Constance L. Martin-Trembley is an award-winning middle school science teacher at Endeavour School in New Haven Michigan, and a member of the Warren Astronomical Society. Connie has a passion for science and astronomy, and is teaching an astronomy course this year. Connie is a volunteer NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, and has an asteroid named after her: 117852 Constance (2005 JG151). For several years, she and her husband Bob Trembley ran an after-school astronomy and space science club: the Endeavour Space Academy.
Paulette Epstein is a space science expert, and serves as the Director of Science Partnerships, Theaters Manager, and Resident Astrophysicist for the Michigan Science Center (MiSci). In this role, she creates STEM-related programming using innovative technology and fosters scientific partnerships for the institution. Paulette is a spokesperson for MiSci and is also a volunteer NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.