Montana State University

Astrobiology Biogeocatalysis Research Center

P.O. Box 173142
221 Chem/Biochem Bldg
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717

Tel: (406) 994-7039
Fax: (406) 994-1975
Email: abrc@montana.edu

"Science of the Springs" guidebook to Yellowstone
astrobiology sites

"Science of the Springs" guidebook to Yellowstone astrobiology sites
Flash Flipping Book
[PDF, 4.7MB]
Women in Science

"Science of the Springs" is a full-color, pocket-sized booklet that provides an overview of the connection
between astrobiology research and Yellowstone National Park. The booklet can be used by YNP visitors as they tour sites within the Park, or for armchair travelers who desire to learn more about why astrobiologists believe the extreme life found in Yellowstone's geothermal features may unlock clues to the origin of life on this planet
and the existence of life beyond Earth. The booklet also features QR codes, through which readers with a Web-enabled smart phone can access additional multimedia content. (16pp, 4"x9")

For information about receiving printed copies of the booklet, contact Jamie Cornish
at (406) 994-6550 or jcornish@montana.edu

Free copies are available on the MSU campus at the Office of Continuing Education, 200 Culbertson Hall, and at Extended University's Burns Technology Center, 128 EPS Building and at the following locations in Montana and Idaho

QR poster

 

A poster about the QR code technology
used in this publication was accepted for
presentation at the 2010 Conference on
Communicating Science held in Greenville, SC
on Nov. 3-4. The conference was sponsored
by the National Science Foundation, South Carolina EPSCoR, Clemson University and several other groups.

 

 

 

In Spring 2011, Science of the Springs received a gold award from UPCEA, the University Professional and Continuing Education Association, and a silver award from the Pacific Northwest region of CASE, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

MORE "SCIENCE OF THE SPRINGS" RESOURCES

  • Science of the Springs Reading Guide
    Questions and activities for students to work through after reading the Science of the Springs guide to astrobiology in Yellowstone National Park. Grades 6-12 >> DOWNLOAD [385 KB PDF]
  • Science of the Springs Answer Key
    Grades 6-12 >> DOWNLOAD [386 KB PDF]
  • Science of the Springs Student Teacher Guide
    Grades 6-12 >> DOWNLOAD [96 KB PDF]
  • Science of the Springs Power Point Presentation
    In this presentation, students learn the same general information that is presented in the Science of the Springs booklet. The Powerpoint gives a general overview of astrobiology and explains why NASA researchers are studying Yellowstone. Topics include extremophiles, Yellowstone National Park thermal sites important to research, and habitability. Grades 6-12 >> DOWNLOAD [13.3 MB PPT]
  • Science of the Springs Power Point Guide
    Grades 6-12 >> DOWNLOAD [87 KB PDF]