[One Earth - One Universe]

a professional development workshop on Native American perspectives

[About the workshop]
"One Earth – One Universe” is a professional development effort focused on science and different ways of knowing; It is also about building the capacity within the NASA research and E/PO community to accept Native science perspectives with the same validity we accord to Western scientific methodologies. This workshop is intended to increase our cultural competency and our knowledge of the history of western and native science.

It is important to clarify that this professional development effort is not about Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) – i.e., it is not about how to work effectively with the Native American community to enhance NASA education and public outreach to underserved groups. We will be cultivating the capacity to understand the Native paradigm and view of science . This is crucial if we wish to collaborate with the Native American community, in research or E/PO, in a way that is not ultimately patronizing and condescending.

Because of limited space we may not be able to accommodate all who wish to attend. However it is our hope that this workshop will be the first of several professional development learning experiences on Native American perspectives.

[General Information]
DATES: February 15-18, 2005
**Important Note: Because we will be building a learning community as a core dynamic of the meeting we ask for your uninterrupted participation for the duration of the workshop.**
LOCATIONS: Bishop Lodge (tentative), Santa Fe, New Mexico
APPLICATION: Please apply online here: http://ds9.ssl.berkeley.edu/1earth1universe/application.aspx
**Application Deadline: extended to December 6th, 2004**
Notification of Acceptance: January 3rd, 2005
REGISTRATION: Registration Deadline: Friday, January 14th, 2005, 5pm EST
Registration Fee: $395 per person (Fee will cover most meals and field trip to Bandelier National Monument)
Register here: https://ds9.ssl.berkeley.edu/1earth1universe/epay.aspx

[Further Information]


Jackie Wong

Registration and Lodging:
Renee Frappier

Overall project information:
Isabel Hawkins

Rose von Thater-Braan (Tuscarora/Cherokee)

Copy of workshop annoucement and invitation to apply: [PDF file] Click Here