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Virtual Field Trip Set for Mars with will.i.am's Foundation

on December 11, 2012

Teachers have a chance to take their students on a virtual tour with NASA scientists and engineers, thanks to the foundation of Grammy winner will.i.am, NASA and Discovery Education.

On Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 1 p.m. EST, the virtual field trip will launch into the Mars Curiosity Rover mission. Students can ask questions live. And if the time doesn't work, teachers can show the archive of the live event when it's available.

This field trip is part of the i.am.STEAM initiative from the i.am.angel foundation and Discovery Education. The initiative is designed to inspire and prepare students for science, technology, engineering, arts and math careers.

The mission event will include a look at the rover, a NASA video of Mars and time with the NASA staff who worked on the mission. To register a class, visit the i.am.steam event site.


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