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Astrobiology Autumn Colloquium Series - Daniella Scalice (NASA Astrobiology Program) and Juan Carlos Chavez (Oregon State Department of Education)
WhenTuesday, Oct 22, 2019, 3 – 4 p.m.
Campus locationPhysics / Astronomy Auditorium (PAA)
Campus roomPAA 102
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Target AudienceUWAB Community including General Public

Title:  Decolonizing STEM Education for Indigenous Youth


We will be speaking about ways in which to work respectfully with American Indian/Alaska Native tribes and communities in service to youth, bringing together Cultural knowledge, technologies, and ways of knowing with those of Western STEM.  We will highlight a new astrobiology curriculum we are co-developing that brings together Indigenous and Western scientific knowledge of our origins, and also parallels the Native cultural practice of “journey” with the search for life on other worlds.…
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