Welcome to SPOT
The Space Public Outreach Team (SPOT) provides FREE
presentations about current NASA missions and research to
Montana schools, youth programs, and community groups. The
offices at Montana State University in Bozeman and
University of Montana in Missoula sends presenters to
schools and communities across the state. Check out the short video "A Day in the Life of a SPOT Presenter."
The focus of the program is professional training for higher
education student presenters with mentoring by STEM graduate
student managers. Through this program higher education
students utilize unique NASA content to become inspirational
STEM role models for K-12 students and teachers.
This year's prresentation is "Pluto and Beyond," a look
into the mysterious, mystifying and captivating Kuiper Belt
object Pluto and the NASA mission New Horizons that recently
explored this world. More information
about each presentation is available on our Presentations page.
The interactive SPOT presentations utilize slides, videos,
animations, iClickers (depending on group size) and an
inquisitive approach to relay the excitement of new
discoveries in space science. NASA research and careers here
in Montana are highlighted in each show. Presentations can
be done in a classroom or assembly setting, as long as a
screen or blank wall and an electrical outlet are available.
Each show lasts approximately 50 minutes.
Participating teachers will receive NASA related activities,
brochures and other materials they can use in their
Click here to see the schedule.
Click here to
request a show.