The International Occupy Mars Learning Adventures Program
We are a team of teachers, scientists, engineers and business leaders that are helping students on an international level with the “Occupy Mars Learning Adventures.” This is project-based learning for students in grades 5 through 12. We are teaching our students about space science and the idea of forming model companies and getting ready to occupy the planet Mars. You can think of us as a student version of NASA and Space X. We are space science prototype designers that design and build robots, international space stations, Martian habitats, rockets, drones, science & engineering Mars stations, and will conduct science experiments in our Earth based labs. Our teachers and students can be found on the college and university campuses of USC, UCLA, California State University Dominguez Hills, Los Angeles and Long Beach. Our STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teams have collaborated with the California (USA) Orange County and Los Angeles County Departments of Education and the Orange County and Long Beach public libraries. One of our goals is to exhibit with the Occupy Mars Visual and Performing Arts Department in major museums through the world. We have STEM storytelling with music and sound effects and a complete collection of extraterrestrials. Our students tell original stories and the Kids Talk Radio Occupy Mars band and sound effects orchestra play the music and sound effects behind the student stories. We have our own international communication system called Kids Talk Radio and Kids Talk Radio Science. NASA, Microsoft and Apple Computer have been kind enough to help members of the Occupy Mars Team and we now have exciting resources that we can share with you. We will continue to keep you updated at http://www.OccupyMars.WordPress.com.
If you would like to participate along with us we have educators, engineers and scientists on our team that will be happy to help with communication. We are members of NSTA (National Science Teachers Association), CABE (California Association of Bilingual Education), CMC (California Math Council) CUE (Computer Using Educators) in the USA and our Occupy Mars program is designed to work with English language learner and other languages. The Occupy Mars program supports STEAM++ (science, technology, engineering, visual and performing arts, mathematics, computer languages and foreign languages). Our curriculum was designed around the CCSS (Common Core State Standards) and the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards). Your students and teachers will have the support they need through or distance learning programs.
We are planning field trips in the Arizona deserts and mountains, California’s Catalina and Channel Islands, the Cabo Verde Islands and selected teachers will travel to Antarctica. You can follow our work at:
Our team would love to visit your country and we would love for you to visit ours. When the day comes when we actually Occupy Mars we are going to have to learn how to get along with one another, share our science and technology and collaborate for the sake of protecting the future of mankind. This project will help our students to think like astronauts, engineers and scientists. The entire program is designed for teachers that love to teach and to help students to get excited about learning science and engineering. At the end of the day, we have an opportunity to think different and to help the human race to live and work in peace.
We hope that we can find away to work together with you and we learn to think different to solve problems so we can one day occupy Mars.
Bob Barboza, Founder/Director
Kids Talk Radio
The Occupy Mars Learning Adventures