You Can Do Astronomy LLC can bring accessible astronomy workshops to your conference or school!

We will show you how to make astronomy and earth science concepts accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired. These techniques are also great for sighted students witha variety of learning styles!

Participants will leave with clever strategies and hands-on materials that can be immediately used in the classroom.

Our one-day Teacher Workshop covers these topics:

The Seasons
Phases of the Moon
Modeling the Solar System
Observing the Night Sky

Our half-day Student Workshops cover two topics from the Teacher Workshop list (above). Student workshops can be customized for particular grades and ages. Please inquire about other available topics.

"Noreen Grice's teacher workshop was one of the most effective and educational in-service I have ever participated in.  Although geared for the visually impaired, all participants gained a deeper and thorough understanding of otherwise difficult astronomical concepts. Through simple and inexpensive modeling methods, group participatory activities, and visual aids these concepts were clearly and easily understood.  Noreen is knowledgeable with the content she teaches and is very detailed oriented. You really leave Noreen's workshop with renewed desire, inspiration, and motivation to teach and begin sharing her activities.  It was a pleasure having Noreen present this kind of workshop."

--Jon W. Elvert, Director
Irene W. Pennington Planetarium, Louisiana Art & Science Museum
Baton Rouge, LA

"Noreen provided a truly amazing workshop for our teachers of the blind and visually impaired in Connecticut . The workshop was completely hands-on and provided practical application for the teachers to use with their students. In all of the workshops I have hosted, I have never gotten such rave evaluations as I did for hers. In addition, she was very well organized and easy to plan with. I would absolutely love to work with her again in the future."

-- Karyn Champion-Kamm, Education Services Specialist
State Education Resource Center
Middletown, CT


2016 Student Workshop, McCarthy Observatory, New Milford, CT

2010 Teacher Workshop, State Education Resource Center, Middletown, CT

2009 Teacher Workshop, Augusta, ME

2008 Teacher Workshop, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA

2008 Teacher Workshop, Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown, MA

Additional Workshop Testimonials

Booking Noreen Grice to speak at your organization