The intention of this project is to initiate an outreach program in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences (EEPS). Our goal is to connect with and teach people of all ages in the Greater Houston area about earth, environmental and planetary sciences. We will pursue a variety of outreach activities including free classroom visits to local schools, appearing on local Houston radio, as well as other more spontaneous outreach opportunities (such as the Reach For the Stars Festival at Rice and the Educator Event at the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS)).
This project provides an opportunity for Rice EEPS graduate students to learn about a variety of outreach opportunities, improve their communication skills when working with the public, and make a positive impact with the community. Both Rice and the greater Houston community benefit from a mutually strong connection.
See our FUNDED GradStarter proposal here