Space Foundation Discovery Center Announces Summer of Discovery, Series of Public Workshops

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — June 1, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced Space Foundation Discovery Center’s Summer of Discovery: The Search for Life. The 10-part series of public workshops begins Saturday, June 4, and will be held each Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. MST, through Aug. 6.

Workshop Details:

Date: Saturday, June 4
Topic: Robotics: Helpers in the Search for Life
Partners: Palmer Ridge Bearbotics, Coronado Robotics

Date: Saturday, June 11
Topic: Too Small to See
Partner: Cool Science, Mobile Earth & Space Observatory

Date: Saturday, June 18
Topic: Live From the Arctic: Searching for Life in Alien Oceans
Partner: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute: Dr. Anna Michel

Date: Saturday, June 25
Topic: Life in the Rocks
Partners: Trails & Open Space Coalition, Garden of the Gods Visitor Center

Date: Saturday, July 2
Topic: Water: Why Is It So Important?
Partner: Cool Science

Date: Saturday, July 9
Topic: Robotics: Helpers in the Search for Life
Partner: Manitou Springs Robotics

Date: Saturday, July 16
Topic: James Webb Space Telescope: First Images
Partner: NASA Solar Ambassadors

Date: Saturday, July 23
Topic: So Many Forms of Life: Land, Sea and Air
Partner: Trails & Open Space Coalition

Date: Saturday, July 30
Topic: What Do We Look for When We Are Searching for Life?
Partner: Dinosaur Resource Center

Date: Saturday, Aug. 6
Topic: Let’s All Join the Search for Life!
Partner: Colorado Springs Astronomical Society, Mobile Earth & Space Observatory

For details on Summer of Discovery public workshops, please visit www.discoverspace.org/summer-of-discovery/.

About Space Foundation Discovery Center

Space Foundation Discovery Center is an interactive space museum and science center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is a hands-on, education-focused destination that advances awareness, access and training in space exploration and space-to-Earth industries for students, teachers, families and space enthusiasts. Partnerships with government and commercial enterprises support exhibits like the El Pomar Space Gallery; Northrop Grumman Science Center, featuring Science On a Sphere®; and Lockheed Martin Space Education Center, including the Mars Robotics Lab, the Education Activities Center, and the AGI Space Missions Simulation Lab.  For more information, please visit www.discoverspace.org.

About Center for Innovation and Education

Center for Innovation and Education, a division of Space Foundation, is a lifelong learning provider for the global space ecosystem that offers workforce development and economic opportunity for pre-K-12 and university students, teachers, entrepreneurs, businesses and space professionals. Programs and resources are delivered in person or virtually around the globe. Through its Workforce Development Roadmap of programs and resources, Center for Innovation and Education enhances the outlook and opportunities for careers, jobs and business ventures. To learn more about Center for Innovation and Education, please visit  www.spacefoundation.org/cie.

About Space Foundation

Space Foundation is a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, offering a gateway to information, education and collaboration for space exploration and space-to-Earth industries that define the global space ecosystem. Driven by a partnership model, Space Foundation operates three divisions that unite the entire spectrum of stakeholders — business, government, education and local communities — through support from corporate membership, sponsorship, fundraising and grants. Symposium 365 is the premier source for media and events, including Space Symposium and The Space Report; Center for Innovation and Education is a lifelong learning provider, and Global Alliance facilitates collaboration around the world. Visit Space Foundation at www.SpaceFoundation.org, and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

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Media Contact:

Zakary Watson
Sr. Manager, Media & Public Affairs
Space Foundation
(719) 362-8152
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