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VOYAGE to Spread Space Excitement Educator Newsletter

Volume 7, Issue 2 Special Edition
Editor Talia Jurgens
February 12, 2007

AIM / CloudSat / GLOBE 2007 Educator Workshop - Applications Due Feb. 15
http://aim.hamptonu.edu/outreach/4-1new.html

Applications are currently being accepted for a National Educator Workshop using atmospheric science resources. The workshop will focus on the "Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere" or AIM project, the CloudSat mission and the GLOBE project. The AIM project is a NASA satellite-based research mission that provides students and teachers with innovative educational opportunities, which incorporate remote sensing of noctilucent clouds. The workshop will use striking images of these clouds to stimulate interest, learning and a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding changes in climate. The CloudSat mission provides a never-before-seen perspective on clouds. Its radar allows people to see inside the large cloud masses that make Earth’s weather. The workshop will use CloudSat observations to study weather prediction and the water cycle. The GLOBE program is collaborating with AIM and CloudSat missions to provide students with opportunities to collect and use atmospheric data. GLOBE atmospheric protocols will be included in the workshop so that teachers will learn how their students can report atmospheric data online. The workshop is being held June 24-30, 2007, at the University of Alaska in Anchorage. Applications are due Feb.15, 2007.


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