Volume VI, Issue 6 - Special Edition
Editor Talia Jurgens
July 24, 2006
The 2006 Austin Earth Science Week Summer Lecture Series Presents: CENTRAL TEXAS FLOODS: FLASH FLOOD ALLEY
Guest Lecturer: RAYMOND SLADE, JR.
Date: Thursday, July 27, 2006
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30)
Location: Texas Department of Transportation Auditorium, 200 E Riverside
Sponsored by: The U.T. Bureau of Economic Geology, Austin Earth Science Week Consortium, and Texas Department of Transportation.
Many Texas storms represent some of the largest storms in the world. For example, for durations ranging from 1 hour to 48 hours, about one-half of the largest precipitation depths in the world have occurred in Texas. Raymond M. Slade, Jr., one of the nation's leading authorities on floods and content matter expert for the PBS documentary "Flash Flood Alley," will discuss the real nature of Texas' flood problems and why the heart of Texas is the most flash-flood prone area in all of North America.
For more information about this event and directions to the TxDOT auditorium, please visit the Texas Earth Science Week website above or contact Sigrid Clift at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Satellites & Education Conference Especially for Educators (K-16)
California State University, Los Angeles
August 10 - 12, 2006
Attention educators (K-16) who are interested in using satellites and satellite data to excite students about science, math, engineering and technology.
The Satellite & Educators Annual Conference is the internationally recognized, premier conference for educators interested in discovering ways to use satellites and related technologies as a vehicle for helping students appreciate and understand the complex interrelationships among science, technology, individuals, societies and the environment while developing and applying inquiry and technology skills to study authentic questions and problems. It connects teachers with their students' future employers - the space industry and government - to better prepare the students for today's most promising careers.
The Satellite Educators Association was established in 1988 as a professional society to promote the innovative use of satellite technology in education and disseminate information nationally to all members.
Membership includes master educators who are orchestrating the learning process for their students. We have the ability to connect match teachers with the appropriate discipline. We can teach the technology skills needed to study practical questions and problems.
SEA contributes to the perspective and expertise of our membership in K-12 education to help students understand Space and Earth Science. Teacher resources, curriculum and hands-on activities are developed in accordance with the current National Standards and Assessment.
Satellite education is the use of satellites and related technologies as a vehicle for helping students appreciate and understand the complex interrelationships among science, technology, individuals, societies and the environment, while developing and applying inquiry and technology skills to study authentic questions and problems. Satellites can be natural, artificial, environmental or astronomical. Services to educators include providing resources and materials, offering support, training, networking and continuously updating curriculum. ors include providing resources and materials, offering support, training, networking and continuously updating curriculum.
For more information about this event and registration Information, please visit the above web site.