FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Pat Viets
Satellite technologies that benefit classroom teachers will be presented at the Satellites and Education Conference, March 9 -11, at West Chester University, Pennsylvania, the Commerce Department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced today.
Gregory Withee, NOAA assistant administrator for satellite and information services, will present an update on ongoing educational activities conducted by NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service.
The conference -- Teaching, Technology and Satellites in the Classroom -- will feature accredited, hands-on user demonstrations on environmental and communication satellites in classrooms. Presentations will include tracking wolves with satellites, satellites in search and rescue, discovering the environment through satellites, use of state-of-the-art technology, and other topics of interest to science teachers and students.
The event will also feature Global Learning
and Observations to Benefit the Environment Day, in which GLOBE-certified teachers will
present workshops designed to find ways to turn K-12 students
into scientists. Presentations will be made by representatives
of NOAA, NASA, various schools,
and the private sector, including an electronic theater presentation
of earth images by NASA's Goddard
Space Flight Center. In addition, an evening trip to the
Spitz Planetarium will be offered on March 9.
For more information, contact: Nancy McIntyre,
West Chester University, 189 Schmucker Hall, West Chester, PA
19383; telephone: 610-436-2393; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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