Free teacher workshops on space technology, Mars exploration and the solar system are among those that will be offered June 28-30 at the Aquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal St., New Orleans, in connection with the New Orleans Essence Festival Presented By Coca-Cola.

NASA education specialists will lead the STEM, or science, technology, engineering and mathematics, workshops for teachers of grades four through eight. Each session will integrate NASA missions, real-world data, lessons, activities and online resources that will enhance upper elementary and middle school curricula with the excitement of aerospace exploration.

The workshops are being presented by the NASA Stennis Space Center Office of Education and the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. They include “Earth Right Now” at 9 a.m. June 28, “Space Technology Drives Exploration” at 1 p.m. June 28, “Journey to Mars” at 9 a.m. June 29, “Aeronautics: Come Fly With Us” at 1 p.m. June 29, “Our Solar System and Beyond” at 9 a.m. June 30 and “International Space Station: Living and Working in Space” at 1 p.m. June 30. To register, visit by June 13.