Project ASTRO

Project ASTRO is the signature formal education program of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), providing professional development, instructional materials, and volunteer astronomers for classroom teachers in grades 3-9. In the San Francisco Bay Area, this project’s goals and objectives are to add a new cohort of at least 25 new ASTRO partnerships each year, increase the amount of astronomy and space science taught in classrooms, encourage the use of inquiry-based resources and instructional strategies, and encourage student awareness of science careers and avocations through exposure to community resources, such as volunteer astronomers. This proposal seeks 2011 funding to ensure the availability of Project ASTRO and its resources to educators in the Bay Area.