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May 28-Jun 23, 2003
Meteorite Display at Riverton 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.
May 28 - Jun 23, Riverton Branch Library, Riverton, WY
Contact: Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium Web site
Jun 6-7, 9-10, 12-13, 16-17, 2003
Idaho Reaches Into Space (IRS)
Idaho teachers have a rare opportunity, through NASA Astronaut Barbara Morgan's role on an upcoming shuttle mission, to highlight the importance of science, mathematics and technology to Idaho's K-12 students. The purpose of the Idaho Reaches Into Space program is to provide professional development as well as educational materials and activities aligned to Idaho's Achievement Standards for Idaho's teachers so that we are ready to address the educational implications of Barbara's mission when the shuttle returns to active flight status. This program was organized by educators from the Idaho Department of Education, University of Idaho, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium, NASA Idaho Educator's Resource Center, and NASA Aerospace Education Services Program. See the Idaho NASA Educator Resource Center website for more information.
Jun 6 - Jun 7, Boise, ID
Jun 9 - Jun 10, Twin Falls, ID
Jun 12 - Jun 13, Idaho Falls, ID
Jun 16 - Jun 17, Coeur d'Alene, ID
Contact: Kevin Collins, Science Coordinator, Idaho Department of Education, 206-332-6952 or
Jun 25 - Jul 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 website
June 27 - 29, 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
Jun 30, 2003
Let the Magic of Aurora Borealis Light Up Your Science Students
Join Laurie Ruberg and Jane Neuenschwander of the Center for Educational Technologies at Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia for an interdisciplinary workshop combining math, science and reading on the aurora. The workshop will feature problem-based learning activities. Participants will work in teams to understand how auroras work, how scientists study them and how to predict and observe them. Some data collection and analysis will be included in the workshop. The activities come from the NASA guide, "The Northern Lights: A Grade 7-8 Guide to Understanding the Aurora Borealis through Math, Geometry and Reading Activities". This workshop for teachers of grades 6 to 12 is sponsored by the NASA Space Science Network Northwest. For more information see the NASA Washington Educator Resource Center's Free Workshops for Teachers website.
Jun 30, University of Washington campus, Seattle, WA
Contact: Washington NASA Educator Resource Center, 206-543-1943 or
Jun 30 - Jul 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.
Jun 30 - Jul 2, Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, WA
Contact: , www.neccsite.org/