Special Events Connect to Live From Mars!

From: Jan Wee <jwee@mail.arc.nasa.gov>
Subject: Special Events Connect to Live From Mars!
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 1997 09:15:53 -0600

Dear discuss-lfm members,

Passport to Knowledge is gearing up for our next telecast 
scheduled for April 24th (slated to come to you *live* from 
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory). In addition to LFM "Cruising 
Between the Planets", in the next months several simultaneous events 
are taking place that may be of interest to you in terms of 
tie-in's to the Live From Mars activities...

1) The National Science Foundation's April 20-26 *National 
Science and Technology Week* features the theme "Webs, Wires,
and Waves" which relates to communications and communications 
technologies (a perfect opportunity to highlight LFM in 
your school -- we are glad to say Passport to Knowledge is 
referenced as a resource for the space communications activity,
and Live From Mars and Live From Antarctica 2 are both cited).

A free hands-on teaching activities packet developed
NSF for NSTW '97 includes six eight page booklets presenting 
activities to help students explore the ways we communicate.
The packet also has a section of more than 80 resources and
a poster.

You can obtain a copy of the packet by contacting your nearest 
NSTW Regional Network affiliate or by downloading it from the NSTW
homepage at http://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/nstw/start.htm 

You can also send email inquiries to:  nstw@nsf.gov or call
Michael Fluharty at 703-306-1070 or write NSTW, c/o NSF, Room 1245,
4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230.

2)  National Sky Awareness Week to be held April 20-26 provides
opportunities for teachers, students, parents, and homeschoolers to 
learn how to read the sky, understand sky processes, and appreciate the
sky's natural beauty.  NSTA, the National Weather Service, the National
Weather Association, the International Weather Watchers, and The
Weather Channel are among the organizations connected to this
event.  For more information... contact Barbara G. Levine or H.
Michael Mogil, at skyweek@weatherworks.com   or call 1-800-
8CLOUD9.   Web site:  http://www.weatherworks.com

3)  Spaceweek, an annual worldwide week of space activity dubbed
the "Earth Day of Space" is scheduled for March 2-8th.  Spaceweek 
hopes to inspire youth about their future and motivate them to excel
in science, math, and other disciplines required to explore and tame the 
space frontier.  Spaceweek International Association is offering more than 
$1,000 in grants and scholarships to teachers and students. Applications
will be accepted through April 1, 1997.  A Teacher's Spaceweek Kit is 
available  and includes suggested classroom activities, student 
recognition certificates, a full-color Spaceweek 1997 poster,
and an application for the grant and scholarship.  The kit costs $20.00 
and can be ordered from Spaceweek International by calling 800-20-SPACE
(fax: 281-335-0229).  A Spaceweek special events guidebook is also 
available for $10.00.  

        Visit the Spaceweek Web site at:

Jan Wee, moderator of discuss-lfm