Space educator Bev Berekian is a middle school science teacher, community college professor, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, and Teacher Liaison for the SOFIA airborne observatory program. Here she shares the power of saying "yes" to create networking opportunities for students and other educators. As a geologist who also served in the US Air Force her unique trajectory into space education is a testament to her approach.
At ARES Learning we know every student's passions, gifts, and future path will look different, so we focus on empowering them with life skills like this... and with the mindsets they'll need to be successful in whatever endeavors they pursue - on Earth or across the solar system and beyond. Our curriculum is as much philosophy as science, with a focus on student agency.
Learn more about the ARES Learning approach in the book Space Education: Preparing Students for Humanity's Multi-Planet Future by our co-founder Dr. Mark Wagner, and explore a complete Space Education Curriculum developed for high schools - it's a free and open education resource available to students, teachers, and enthusiasts everywhere.