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June 25 - July 21, 2003
Meteorite Display at Cokeville Branch Library
A meteorite display has been created with a grant from the Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium to educate the public about meteorites and their impact. The topics covered by the exhibit include meteorite classification, impact frequency, impact localities in the world and in the western US, how to hunt for and identify meteorites, meteorite mythology, and economic importance. One of the goals for this project was to get community members around the state interested in space science, and make educational tools available for public viewing. The display is currently traveling to libraries and museums in Wyoming. For entire schedule see Meterorite website.
Jun 25 - Jul 21, Cokeville Branch Library, Cokeville, WY
Contact: Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium Web site
June 30 - July 2, 2003
Annual National Educational Computing Conference 2003 (NECC)
Visions and Reflections. Promising practices and research to harness the power of technology to improve students' learning with a special emphasis on diversity and equity as well as a new strand on implementing NCLB and strands for administrators and open source software. Focus will be on the essential conditions necessary for technology to fulfill its promise in education: shared vision, access to hardware and software, professional development, technical assistance, content and technology standards and curriculum resources, student-centered teaching, assessment, and community support and support policies. Come and envision the possibilities for your classroom, media center, school, district, community college, educational agency, or university program.
June 30 - July 2, Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, WA
July 1 - 31, 2003
NASA @ your library
This brand new interactive exhibit uses the "cool factor" of space to interest children in math and science, and to make people aware of the unique benefits of doing science in orbit. Fun activities on flat-screen computers allow curious minds to puzzle over floating water droplets and spherical candle flames, marvel at the beauty of the Earth seen from orbit, and learn what living in space is really like. Space buffs can put their knowledge to the test: Do people's spines "stretch out" without the compression of gravity, making them taller in orbit? How can you take a shower when the water droplets float around? What happens to boiling water in space, since the bubbles don't rise? And what can we learn about the environment by looking down at the Earth from space? For more information go to the NASA @ your library website.
July 1 - 31, Lakewood Library, Tacoma, WA
July 7 - 11, 2003
GLOBE (Global Observing to Benefit the Environment) Workshop
Professional Development Workshop for teachers wishing to participate in the GLOBE program will be held at the University of Wyoming in Laramie from July 7 to July 11, 2003. The GLOBE Program can help teachers to expand their science experience, gain access to science experts, address state science standards, and involve students in real hands-on science.
July 7 - 11, Laramie, WY
Contact: Anne Crocco, or register online at www.globe.gov (select "Teacher Workshops" on the navigation bar, then register for the Laramie, WY workshop)
July 11-13, 2003
Wyoming Space Camp
Wyoming Astronomy Camp is a living/learning summer community of students, teachers, and scientists working together to understand the universe. The inaugural sessions of the University of Wyoming 2003 Wyoming Astronomy Camp are focused on exposing disadvantaged youth from around the state of Wyoming to astronomy and physics. The goal this year is to reach 40 high school aged teens that come from a traditionally underrepresented groups that have interests in physics and astronomy to provide an intense, fun-filled, educational weekend that will spark the imaginations and interest of all that attend. For more information see Space Camp website
June 27-29, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Contact: Kathleen Harper, Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium at 307-766-2862 or email at
July 14, 2003
Incorporating Astronomy Into Reading, Writing, Social Studies, Art and Music
Join NASA ERC Director Dr. Julie Lutz from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Museum of Flight to learn how astronomy, or any science, can be integrated into many other subject areas. Using astronomy to teach reading, writing, social studies, art and music can enhance the study of these subjects and satisfy many of the level one and two benchmarks of the Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs). This workshop will focus on a variety of astronomy subjects including day and night, the seasons, stars and the solar system, and will offer techniques and activities to incorporate these subjects into other disciplines. Participants will receive the materials and skills needed to institute this unique approach to astronomy in their own classrooms. Clock hours and university credits are available. Advanced registration is required. For more information go to the Museum of Flight's Education, Teacher Professional Development website.
July 14, Seattle, WA
Contact: Registar, 206-764-1384 or Professional Development Manager, 206-768-7128
July 16, 2003
Learning to Fly the Wright Way
Join NASA Aerospace Education Specialist Brian Hawkins for a six-hour Wednesday workshop on flight in all its glory, including the history, principles and recent developments. This will be excellent preparation for a classroom celebration of the Centennial of Flight. Learn how to make several flying contraptions and receive a Centennial of Flight packet with posters, Web site addresses and activities to make the imaginations of your students soar. Lunch will be served as part of the workshop. This workshop is for teachers of grades 3-10. For more information see the NASA Washington Educator Resource Center's Free Workshops for Teachers website.
July 16, University of Washington campus, Seattle, WA
Contact: Washington NASA Educator Resource Center, 206-543-1943 or
July 19 - 27, 2003
The Space Spot
The Space Spot is a traveling astronomy exhibition developed and produced by Pacific Science Center with funding from the National Science Foundation. For more information see The Space Spot website.
July 19 - 27, Auburn SuperMall, Auburn, WA
Contact: Space Spot Tour Supervisor, Marabeth Rogers at (206) 443-3656 or
July 21 - 25, 2003
Astounding Astronomy Summer Workshop
Space Science Network Northwest and the Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium will present a comprehensive workshop on modern astronomy. Activities will concentrate on topics that are included in the Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements Benchmarks at Levels 2 (grades 6-8) and 3 (grades 9-10) and in the Project 2061 and National Research Council space science standards. Astronomical techniques, electromagnetic radiation, solar system, stars, astrobiology, galaxies and cosmology will be covered. Participants in the five day program will have an opportunity to use their new knowledge to develop instructional plans for their classroom or educational setting using NASA and other science education resources. See Astounding Astronomy 2003 website for details and application.
July 21 - 25, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Contact: Julie Lutz, or see Astounding Astronomy 2003 Web site
July 23 - August 18, 2003
Meteorite Display at Big Piney Branch Library
A meteorite display has been created with a grant from the Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium to educate the public about meteorites and their impact. The topics covered by the exhibit include meteorite classification, impact frequency, impact localities in the world and in the western US, how to hunt for and identify meteorites, meteorite mythology, and economic importance. One of the goals for this project was to get community members around the state interested in space science, and make educational tools available for public viewing. The display is currently traveling to libraries and museums in Wyoming. For entire schedule see Meterorite website
July 23 - August 18, Big Piney Branch Library, Big Piney, WY
Contact: Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium website