Is the future of humanity is contingent upon our ability to colonize off-planet? This will never happen if future generations continue to hold a lackluster view of science and space exploration. Jeffrey Bennett explains the importance of educating and inspiring our children to boldly lead humankind into a new future as explorers of the final frontier in this interview with George Noory originally webcast September 10, 2014.
Astrophysicist Jeffrey Bennett Ph.D. specializes in mathematics and science education. He spends most of his time writing and speaking to audiences ranging from elementary school children to college faculty. Working closely with NASA’s Education Division and other science missions, Bennett helps to bridge the cultural divide between education and science. He was the first scientist hired at NASA Headquarters to specifically leverage science missions for education.