The European Space Agency (ESA) are hosting a Summer Workshop for science teachers at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), Noordwijk, the Netherlands this summer, from the 11th to 14th July 2011. The workshop is aimed at European secondary science teachers and will give participants the opportunity to gain practical skills that will enable them to enhance their teaching of the sciences. New, innovative, and inspiring tools and methods will be presented, using space as a means for attracting students to science.
During the 2011 workshop, teachers will participate in a programme of activities that will take the teachers on a voyage through the Solar System. They will look at how humans explore space, the science of the Sun and the study of Earth from space. Places at ESA’s Teachers Summer Workshop are limited with the deadline for receipt of applications listed as 5th June 2011. The workshop is free of charge and some travel and accommodation expenses can be reclaimed (Irish teachers can reclaim up to €250).