New Horizons: Pluto Up Close and Personal
6:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades 4-8

The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

Pluto has fascinated us, and students, since it was first discovered. What is Pluto? Why was it was a planet, and then "demoted?" How is Pluto both different from and alike other objects in our solar system? These are some of the questions investigated by NASA's first robotic mission to Pluto, New Horizons. This webinar will discuss these questions by exploring the New Horizon mission, NASA STEM education curriculum and online resources. Join us to learn exciting ways to bring the fascination of Pluto into your classroom.

Steve Culivan is the NASA STEM Education Professional Development Collaborative Specialist at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Previously, Mr. Culivan worked with the NASA Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP) at the Marshall Space Flight Center and the Kennedy Space Center. Prior to his current twenty-six year career with NASA Education, Mr. Culivan taught middle school Earth and Space Science, life science, English, art, drug awareness programs and coached football, basketball, baseball, softball and track in his hometown of Baton Rouge, LA. He holds a current Louisiana teaching certificate in science and English. Mr. Culivan received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Louisiana Tech University and a Masters of Science degree in Aerospace Education from Oklahoma State University.