The APRSAF Space Education Working Group was launched in 2001.At that time it was called the Space Education and Awareness Working Group.
APRSAF is an international forum launched for the purpose of enhancing the use of space in the Asia-Pacific region. It has participants from space agencies, and from government and international institutions with needs of space. It is a forum for individual members to exchange information about their space activities and future plans on the use of space, and to discuss cooperative activities among them.
The APRSAF Space Education Working Group (SEWG) was established in 2001 for the purpose of promoting and disseminating space education activities, including the development of educational materials and providing opportunities for space education.* SEWG seeks to engage young people, schoolteachers, and other educators in the Asia-Pacific region. It develops activities with the following objectives. JAXA Space Education Center serves as the Secretariat, and our Director co-chairs the group.
Persons in charge of space education at space institutions, private corporations and organizations, and education and research institutions gather for the session, from more than a dozen countries.
During the annual session, members actively discuss policies for SEWG’s cooperative events, including the APRSAF Water Rocket Event, Poster Contest, and Education Seminars. They share the event results, in addition to information about space educational materials, best practices, and problems in space education in member countries, etc.
Reports of past annual sessions are disclosed.
Archives of reports of annual sessions
The event provides an opportunity to learn craftsmanship and science technology, and to promote international exchanges, through the making of water rockets.
APRSAF Water Rocket Event
A poster contest is organized every year for children aged 8–11 years.
APRSAF Poster Contest
As a part of its contribution to the Asia-Pacific region, the APRSAF Space Education Working Group’s space education seminar is organized for teachers and educators.
APRSAF Education Seminar