Save your pennies & Kid's Corner

From: Jan Wee <>
Subject: Save your pennies & Kid's Corner
Date: Mon, 09 Dec 1996 08:01:31 -0600

Discuss-lfm members,

See the addendum below from Ken.  By the way, I have asked Fran O'Rourke-Hartman
to have her students (and Fran, too) write journals describing their
experience of attending the Pathfinder Launch.  She will be sharing
her experience either via posting this online in this forum or
possibly via our Kid's Corner.

By the way if you haven't checked it out lately you are in for 
a big surprise --- it is FULL of great sights from classes around the 
country engaged in Live From Mars activities.  We are expanding 
this link weely -- thanks to contributions by folks like Charlotte 
Stevens of Georgia, Chris Rowan of Texas, Charlie Lindgren of Massachusetts, 
Marilyn Wall of Virginia, Tim McCollum of Illinois, and others.  I really 
enjoyed seeing Chris Rowan's and Marilyn Wall's student art work 
depicting the Mars Global Surveyor and Pathfinder.  Hope you all will 
enjoy seeing students in action and will consider documenting your 
LFM student activities and sharing them online.   

Jan Wee. Education Outreach Coordinator
Passport to Knowledge

>>From  Sun Dec  8 14:36:23 1996
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>Date: Sun, 08 Dec 1996 15:37:10 -0700 (MST)
>From: (Ken Edgett)
>Subject: forgot to mention
>I forgot to mention that in 99% of the cases, teachers who went to
>the Pathfinder and/or Global Surveyor launches had to come up with their
>own funding to go.  I know of a couple of teachers from Rhode Island who
>came via a special grant offered by Mars researchers at Brown University,
>just about everyone else had to find their own source of funds.  In some
>cases, school districts paid, in some cases, the Space Grant might
>have been involved, in most cases, teachers came using their own out-of-
>pocket funds.  I know of a school district in Tombstone, AZ that was so
>excited that they held a contest and sent 2 students with their teacher, I
>also know of a home-school student who raised his own funds from local
>aerospace companies and worked with local newspapers and t.v. to spread
>the word.  So, when I said to "start planning now" for the 1998/99 launches,
>what I was thinking was "start saving your pennies".
>Ken Edgett