VOYAGE to Spread Space Excitement Educator Newsletter
Editor: Talia Jurgens
Volume IV, Issue 2
Date: 1-21-04

Table of Contents

Liftoff 2004 Journey to the Red Planet - Free Teacher workshop
Applications now available on-line

Mars has been a beacon for exploration. Mars Challenges the explorer in each of us. Apply now for Liftoff 2004 Journey to the Red Planet. July 16-20, 2004 Join NASA Scientists and Engineers, get involved with hands-on inquiry based classroom activities, receive curricula and space science materials, tour NASA and Space Center Houston and get the opportunity to interact with Researchers dedicated to the Mars space missions. Application is on-line now. The deadline to apply is April, 2004. Visit the above web site to apply.

Journey Through the Universe
Educator Opportunity

Challenger Center for Space Science Education is pleased to release An Announcement of Opportunity for Journey through the Universe. Take Your Entire Community on a Journey through the Universe How would you like to take your community on a journey from spaceship Earth to places unknown? Using human space flight, Earth science and the space sciences, the Journey through the Universe program from Challenger Center for Space Science Education takes students, educators, and families in underserved communities to the frontiers of exploration. Educator Workshops for 100-300 K-12 teachers, powerful K-12 educational materials mated to the National Science Standards, a National Team of researchers visiting thousands of students in classrooms, and family science events each for hundreds of parents and children, celebrate the joy of learning, and bring science and exploration alive for an entire community. For more specific information, click on the link above.

Mars Mania Day-January 29, 2004

A special day to celebrate the soaring success of Spirit and Opportunity, the Mars exploration rovers! Exciting hands-on activities will incorporate rovers, probes, satellites and planetary exploration.

URI ARMADA Project Accepting Teacher Applications

The University of Rhode Island's Office of Marine Programs is now accepting applications for Year 2 of the ARMADA Project- Research and Mentoring Experiences for Teachers. The ARMADA Project provides K-12 teachers an opportunity to actively participate in ocean science research and peer mentoring. Twelve Master Teachers (with five or more years of teaching experience) will spend one to three weeks during the summer participating in ocean science research around the globe. This year's opportunities will be sending teachers to all ends of the globe with research cruises, field and lab research planned in the Arctic, Antarctic, and in between. Master Teachers will then develop ways to bring the fruits of their research experiences, including scientific data, methodologies, and technology into their classrooms. Their experiences will be shared by mentoring new teachers in their school district and by presenting their results at National Science Teachers Association National Conventions. Visit the above URL for details

Mars Classroom Activities

Educators - visit the above url for Mars education programs that you can participation in. Also - download classroom resources on Mars. Mars activity book and request a free Mars and earth poster.

Share Your Ideas

Do you have a science or math Web site you've found especially helpful to your students? Send us the URL address and the grade level it best serves. We'll pass it on. Ideas should be sent to

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