Space Education Working Group
APRSAF Poster Contest in Japan, December 2014
APRSAF Water Rocket Event in Japan, November 2014
Space Education Seminar in New Zealand, February 2014
The former WG of the Space Education Working Group (SEWG) was established in 2001 for promoting space education activities including space topics and providing opportunities for space education. The SEWG is now performing its activities with the aim of:
- i) effectively using space education materials to enhance education for young people;
- ii) providing education and training opportunities for young people in space science and technology;
- iii) helping enhance mutual understanding among countries in the region through exchange opportunities for young people.
- Water Rocket Event for education
Since 2005, the Water Rocket Event is organized each year, immediately preceding the APRSAF session, attended by approximately 60 students ages 12 to 16 from over 15 countries.
- Poster Contest for young people
The Poster Contest is held during the APRSAF session since 2006 for children ages 8 to 11.
- Space Education Seminars/Forums/Workshops for teachers and students
The Space Education Forums are organized for students from primary to high school to deepen their understanding of space. The Space Education Seminars and Workshops provide training opportunities for educators with the aim to support teachers to incorporate space education activities and materials effectively into their classrooms.
- CanSat for students
The working group promotes CanSat activities for secondary school, university and graduate students at various occasions.
- Social Media Usage
The WG opened a Facebook page from December 2012 for exchanging information on space education.
News and Updates
- - Poster Contest Calendar for 2017NEW!!
- - Poster Contest Calendar for 2016
- - APRSAF-21 SEWG Concept Paper (PDF)
- - APRSAF-21 Poster Contest Calendar 2015 (Poster) (PDF, 33.7MB)
- - APRSAF-21 Poster Contest Calendar 2015 (Monthly) (PDF, 43.4MB)
- - APRSAF-21 Poster Contest – Rules
- - APRSAF-21 Water Rocket Event – Rules
- - APRSAF-21 Water Rocket Event – Outline
- - APRSAF-20 SEAWG Concept Paper (PDF)
- - APRSAF-20 Water Rocket Event - Rules
- - APRSAF-20 Water Rocket Event - Outline
- - APRSAF-20 Water Rocket Event - Application form
- - APRSAF Poster Contest Calendar 2013
- - "Try Zero G" Implemented on September 22, 2011
- - Past News
Orbital experiments for education, "Try Zero G", were conducted by Japanese Astronaut Satoshi Furukawa during his stay on the ISS. The themes of experiments were selected from ideas applied by APRSAF countries.