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Mar 3-4, 2003

NCA School Improvement Conference
The 2003 NCA School Improvement Conference will have featured presenters Dr. Bicki Gibson and Margy Magee Quinn. As a part of Conference, NASA Aerospace Educator Tony Leavitt in conjunction with Wyoming NASA Space Grant will present two curriculum workshops entitled: Energize Your Classroom!: Use NASA Educator Resources to meet Science and Other Standards.

Wyoming School Improvement Conference is March 2-4. The Energize Your Classroom! presentations are Monday, March 3, 2-2:50 PM and 4-4:50 PM, Cheyenne Room, Parkway Plaza Hotel, Casper, WY.
Conference contact: Karen Wright or Holly Garrard at 307-777-5376 or 307-777-5512
Workshop contact: Dr. Kathleen Harper,

Mar 5 - Mar 31, 2003

Meteorite Display at Crook County 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.

Mar 5 - Mar 31, Crook County Library, Sundance, WY
Contact: Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium, wyomingspacegrant.uwyo.edu/

Mar 18, 2003

Sun-Earth Day 2003
The theme for Sun-Earth Day 2003 will be Live from the Aurora. Scientists have discovered that the Earth and other planets of our solar system lie within the atmosphere of the Sun. Man's activities and technologies on and off the planet have become increasingly complex. Eruptions from the Sun can produce major disruptions in the Earth environments affecting communications, navigation systems, satellites, pipelines and even power grids. Further evidence of this Sun-Earth interaction can be seen in beautiful light displays called the Aurora. Sponsored by Sun-Earth Connection Education Forum.

Events will be schedule at various times and locations throughout the region. Please refer to the following link for information about the events taking place in your state. http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/sunearthday/2003/happarea.htm#WA
For general information on the Sun-Earth Day contact: http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/sunearthday/2003/sed2003aurora.htm

Mar 28, 2003

Odyssey of the Mind Student Competition
NASA will sponsor a 2003 Odyssey of the Mind long-term problem called A Scene from Above. Founded in 1978, Odyssey of the Mind is an institutional creative problem-solving program for K-college students, attracting students from 49 states, the District of Columbia, and more than 30 countries. The competitions involve creative exercises in which students apply teamwork, cooperation, and ingenuity to complete various tasks. Students choose from one of six long-term problems and form teams to develop solutions. Student teams choosing to work on A View from Above must design, build, and run three small vehicles to transport items from an Orbit Area to an Assembly Station. The items will be added to a three-dimensional representation of a scene of the Earth as viewed from space. As items are added, the scene will change. The scene may be real or imaginary and may be zoomed in to any degree. The team will present a humorous performance about the scene and its changes. The vehicles will be powered by different types of energy sources: One will have an internal power source that it carries while moving; the other two power sources will be external. Sponsored by Odyssey of the Mind and NASA.

May 28-31, The Odyssey of the Mind 2003 World Finals, Ames, IA.
Contact: Odysseyofthemind.com

Mar 31 - Apr 1, 2003

S2N2 General Meeting
Space Science Network Northwest General Meeting. Sponsored by S2N2.

Mar 31 - Apr 1, 8:30 am- 5:00 pm, Silver Cloud Motel, Seattle, WA
Contact: Julie Lutz,

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