1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
FREE event for teens at Explora!
Exploring Water on Mars!
with Ryan Jackson, UNM PhD Student
Rocks store a record of the environment in which they were laid down, whether that environment was a river, lake, ocean, or a field of sand dunes. This holds true on the Earth as well as Mars. Ryan’s current work with the Martian rovers is showing that the history of Mars includes rivers and lakes! These are not too different from what was present on Earth in the same ancient time period. In this Café, try your hand at maneuvering a miniature robotic rover , and discover how we can use rocks to understand the water history of Mars.
Teen Science Cafés (aka. Café Scientifique) are informal teen-friendly presentations and activities with local scientists, engineers, and other professionals. They offer hands-on demos or activities and local career connection opportunities, to help spark interest in STEM career options. Free admission; snacks. No advance registration required. These events are usually on the first Friday of the month during school semester. Call for topic, presenter, time & location details near event date.
Funding assistance for Explora Teen Science Cafés, (aka. Café Scientifique), is provided in part by New Mexico EPScoR.