8 May 2021

AE - NASA MISSION MARS-2020 - Perseverance - Areology 1400-1600

Moderator(s) & Instructor(s): Maj Sylvie G. Kacmarcik (WAWG Director, Aerospace Education)

NASA Mission Name: Mars 2020

Rover Name: Perseverance

Main Job: Seek signs of ancient life and collect samples of rock and regolith (broken rock and soil) for possible return to Earth.

Launch: July 30, 2020, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, on a ULA Atlas 541 procured under NASA’s Launch Services Program

Landing: Feb. 18, 2021, Jezero Crater, Mars

Tech Demo: The Mars Helicopter is a 30-day technology demonstration, hitching a ride on the Perseverance rover.

During this session, participants will be learning about Perseverance's mission which includes the study of the surface materials of Mars. Students will do hands-on activities such as sampling and analyzing using a variety of home supplies and grocery items (available in the candy and cookie aisle).

See the Aerospace Education webpage for a list of material to collect prior to the training.


Moderator(s) & Instructor(s): C/Maj Caroline Shepherd (21st Fairchild Comp Sqdn) - C/1st Lt Giovanni Huete (Renton Comp Sqdn) - C/1st Lt Katherine Shuey (Bellingham Comp Sqdn)

This class will feature various cadet leaders from squadrons around the wing sharing 10-15 lesson plans that they have found to work well with cadets and that can safely be executed with COVID precautions. These lessons will cover a variety of topics, including hands-on aerospace activities, Emergency Services training, PT activities, and Team Leadership Projects. Leaders, both senior and cadet, from around the Wing will be able to benefit from an overview of several lessons that are fun, engaging, and safe for their cadets. Let's all work smarter, not harder and stay safe at the same time.


Moderator(s) & Instructor(s): MSgt Russell E. Morris (WAWG Command NCO)

This course is limited to participation by CAP Senior Members only. The course will provide an overview of the CAP NCO Program and a background of its formation. New or current CAP members with prior military service as Non-Commissioned Officers will find this course content useful to learn more about the role CAP NCOs have on different levels. We will all get a better idea of how to recruit these valuable members and how to really use their expertise.