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Space Education Working Group

Objectives

APRSAF Poster Contest in Japan, December 2014

APRSAF Water Rocket Event in Japan, November 2014

Space Education Seminar in New Zealand, February 2014

The former WG of the Space Education Working Group (SEWG) was established in 2001 for promoting space education activities including space topics and providing opportunities for space education. The SEWG is now performing its activities with the aim of:

  • i) effectively using space education materials to enhance education for young people;
  • ii) providing education and training opportunities for young people in space science and technology;
  • iii) helping enhance mutual understanding among countries in the region through exchange opportunities for young people.

Activities

  • Water Rocket Event for education
    Since 2005, the Water Rocket Event is organized each year, immediately preceding the APRSAF session, attended by approximately 60 students ages 12 to 16 from over 15 countries.
  • Poster Contest for young people
    The Poster Contest is held during the APRSAF session since 2006 for children ages 8 to 11.
  • Space Education Seminars/Forums/Workshops for teachers and students
    The Space Education Forums are organized for students from primary to high school to deepen their understanding of space. The Space Education Seminars and Workshops provide training opportunities for educators with the aim to support teachers to incorporate space education activities and materials effectively into their classrooms.
  • CanSat for students
    The working group promotes CanSat activities for secondary school, university and graduate students at various occasions.
  • Social Media Usage
    The WG opened a Facebook page from December 2012 for exchanging information on space education.

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