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Mission to Mars, virtual interactive experience

Cerebral Ape aims to widen public understanding of our evolutionary past and build excitement and support for achieving the next step in human evolution: becoming an interplanetary species.

The Mission to Mars experience presented by Cerebral Ape ltd is an online interactive experience for up to 4 players that can be adapted to different ages and formats that allows participants to control a robotic rover over our custom-built mars landscape.

Your mission is to work as a team to control the rover to perform various tasks on the realistic martian landscape, you will be helped by onboard rover cameras, a robotic grabbing claw, lasers, and other instruments to help you complete your mission. 

Please see the portals below on the version of the Mars experience you would like to learn more about, Some versions imitate current scientific technology whereas other scenarios are set in the close future and involve an element of science fiction.

This venture is currently in its pilot phase and sessions cost £15.00 per person.

Current offerings are for ages 18 +.

If you would like to book a session or would like more details about any of the formats please contact me at stuart@cerebralape.co.uk.

If you would like to learn more about me and my background please see the bio at the bottom of the page or click here.

(please note that timings allow times for comfort breaks and Q and A session)

Mission to Mars experience pack (up to 1.5 hours)

Ahead of the session participants are given a briefing pack outlining the Mars Mission objectives and some helpful information on how to complete them. Then they will get a short rover training session before the mission begins.

Once the session is over they will get a debrief and a short presentation on the current plans for colonizing the red planet with time for Q and A.

Corporate team building – delivered via zoom (up to 1.5 hours)

These sessions are tailored to deliver an immersive and engaging experience where elements of a team have to work together to complete various goals with the Mars rover on the surface of the planet.

Ahead of the session participants will be given a briefing pack outlining the Mars Mission objective and a map they can use to plan out their route. Then they will get a short presentation and rover training session before the mission begins

Corporate team building and evolutionary phycology workplace training presentation – delivered via zoom (up to 2 hours)

Cerebral ape also offers a further corporate training package that explains the role that evolutionary psychology plays in the workplace and instills participants with an enhanced understanding and knowledge in regards to the following areas.

Stress and anxiety in the workplace

Unconscious bias

Conflict resolution

Workplace well being

Presentation skills

Holding effective meetings.

 

STEM engagement training – delivered via zoom (up to 2 hours)

STEM Ambassadors provide invaluable PR for your organisation and also help safeguard the future of your industry by providing inspiring experiences to engage and inspire the workforce of the next generation.

Cerebral Apes STEM training workshops draw on extensive experience working in the STEM engagement sector and will instill your STEM ambassadors with an enhanced engagement skill set. The session includes training on the following.

Jargon words

Open and closed question

Engagement aids 

Presentation skills

Safeguarding

The session will then finish with a Demonstration of the Cerebral Ape – Mission to Mars engagement experience.

Educational Workshops – delivered via zoom – coming soon

Birthday parties – delivered via zoom – coming soon

Bio

Stuart Rogers BSc(Hons) has over a decade of experience working as a science communicator and educator in various sectors. He has appeared on national TV and radio and briefed cabinet-level ministers on science engagement projects and their legacies. He holds a Bsc (Hons) in ecology with a specialty in evolutionary psychology and has worked alongside professionals in the space exploration sector.

Photo credit: NASA