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ManSat and LoveTech team up to show young Earthlings why the planet needs protecting

ManSat has teamed up with LoveTech to launch a series of events to show young people in the Isle of Man why it’s so crucial to protect the planet.


The motto, ‘Crew, not passengers’ was created by U.S. astronaut Nicole Stott in her book, Back to Earth, and is the headline name for the inaugural event.


The first 'Crew, not passengers' roadshow...our amazing planet, and our duty as Earthlings to protect it! – takes place on Thursday, May 11 at Ballakermeen High School.


‘Crew, not passengers’ will see two groups of Year 7 and Year 8 pupils shown short films within The Dome, the 360-degree immersive screen, including an interview with Nicole.


Jade Zorab, a Trustee of LoveTech, said: ‘We are so proud to be partnering with ManSat to launch a series of roadshows to give Year 7 and 8 earthlings the opportunity to be immersed into becoming crew members of Spaceship Earth, with a focus on the influence of STEM and how a focus on these areas makes careers in this amazing field possible.


We will have LoveTech committee members and mentors available on the day for a Q&A session. The event is kindly sponsored by ManSat and is therefore free to attend; we would encourage early registration to avoid disappointment! This is the first roadshow of a series, so do keep an eye on our website for details of the next events, which will be scheduled across different parts of the Island to ensure a good geographic spread.


Each of the two groups attending The Dome will be limited to a maximum of 25 ‘crew’ per session, so places are limited. The first of the two sessions will start at 5pm, while the second will start around 6pm-6.15pm.


Rachel Beattie, Chief Financial Officer at ManSat, said: "We are thrilled to be working with LoveTech again and looking forward to welcoming pupils to The Dome. There will be LoveTech representatives to talk to attendees at the beginning and end of the event about careers in related fields. The interview with Nicole has been put together by Our Place in Space and Nerve Centre, and our thanks go to both of them and Nicole too."


Nicole dedicated a whole chapter about the Island in her book, focusing on Beach Buddies, Biosphere, NetZero efforts etc, as a leading example for the rest of the world to follow.


For full details, and to book your seat, visit: lovetech.im/event/crew-notpassengers/

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