During 2023, we aim to bring astrobiology to schools all around India, to allow students to zoom out from their habitual perspective and see themselves on a cosmic scale, based on the educational philosophy and incorporating materials from the Art of Inquiry.
You will be able to request or join webinars which will be curated by expert astrobiologists who will answer your questions and guide you through their research during lectures and panel discussions. You will discover that astrobiology is a fascinating scientific discipline, a great career path as well as a very useful educational tool.
What is Astrobiology?
The focus of astrobiology is the search for life or traces of past life on other worlds and the understanding of the origins of life on Earth. It is the perfect preparation for a future driven by complicated change. It presents a full picture of the world, bringing together the sciences of cosmology, astronomy, physics, biology, geology, and palaeontology.
Astrobiology allows students to zoom out from their habitual perspective and see themselves on a cosmic scale. It helps a child develop an integrated view of the world by bringing together scientific disciplines that are frequently taught in isolation. It is a great source of open-ended problems for all ages and can be used to model questioning techniques for students. With its focus on the emergence of life, astrobiology has tremendous potential for bringing the ideas of complexity and emergence into the STEM educational discourse.
How do I join these webinars?
As a teacher, you can participate and help us make this event a great success by following these 2 simple steps:
Let us know if you are interested in participating in our online event by filling in this simple registration form! As a participant, you will be able to request or join a webinar to attend with your classroom!
Share this invitation with your colleagues, peers, and teacher friends! You probably know someone who would like to be part of our great science education projects!
Your time matters to us, we will coordinate with you as we prepare the event, and we will do our best to use the energy you dedicate to our projects as efficiently as possible.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Invitation letter and flyer
Dear teachers and educators, dear astrobiologists, We are delighted to announce that Art of Inquiry India and Lecturers Without Borders are organising Astrobiology* goes to Schools! This will be an open and free outreach event to engage Indian schools (grades VIII–XII, age 13-18) with Astrobiology-related topics. Join us for an exploration of the field of Astrobiology, a fascinating scientific discipline, a great career path and a very useful educational tool! Schools, you will be able to request or join webinars which will be curated by expert astrobiologists who will answer your questions and guide you through their research during lectures and panel discussions. Scientists, you will be able to give online lectures or participate in panel discussions and raise awareness about astrobiology. Interested in joining us? You can participate and help us make this event a great success by following these 2 simple steps:
Let us know if you are interested in participating in our online event! Schools can register using this link. Scientists can register using this link. You will just have to register for the event: webinars will be coordinated, organised and moderated by us!
Share this information with your colleagues, peers, and teacher friends! You probably know someone who would like to be part of our great science education projects!
We look forward to receiving your expression of interest, Art of inquiry and LeWiBo *Astrobiology is the study of the origins of life on Earth and the search for life on other planets in the Universe.
Registered schools are now able to book available webinars! Please check them below and select one lecture to book for your classroom.
Please note that the lectures will be open to all, but the RSVP option is currently restricted to Indian schools who registered for our event. Thank you for your understanding and looking forward to your participation!