From: Jan Wee <email@example.com>
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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: http://www.spaceweek.org Jan Wee, moderator of discuss-lfm