Re: New Orleans Conference


From: Jan Wee <jwee@mail.arc.nasa.gov>
Subject: Re: New Orleans Conference
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 1997 08:37:47 -0600


Dear Terry and all,

You wrote: 

>I've seen the various postings about the conference. Where can 
>I find out more about it?  

>Many thanks.

>Terry Smith
   

The National Science Teachers Convention will be April
3-6 in New Orleans.  There is loads of info on 
the NSTA web site.  Try http://www.nsta.org/conv/natgen.shtml
        (YES, the ending to that URL is correct!)

        NSTA's 1997 National Convention will be held in New Orleans, 
        Louisianna, on April 3-6 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention 
        Center. New Orleans is referred to as the "Cresent City" due 
        to the shape of the land that the Mississippi River carved out 
        over the years. The Mississippi runs directly through the city        
        and flows into the Gulf of Mexico, 110 miles south of New Orleans.

This conference usually draws about 15-20,000 educators
(teachers, curriculum folks, etc).  It is HUGE and the
Exhibit Hall alone is well worth the time and effort.  I 
can't even guess at the number of presentations daily --
it is a phenomenal list of diverse offerings.

You can call NSTA for telephone registration at 800-328-8998
9am-5pm EST. You must use a credit card for advance registration. 
There will also be on site registration April 2-6th.  The cost 
of registration is $125 for NSTA members, $170 for non-members.
Phone 1-800-424-5250 (8am-5pm Central) for housing information.

Hope you will be able to join us!  Passport to Knowledge will be
on hand in the Exhibit Hall with the NASA Education folks.
Project Director Geoff Haines-Stiles, Exectutive in Charge of
Production Erna Akuginow, Curriculum Consultant Pat Haddon,
and myself will be looking forward to meeting folks from our
online forums.

Jan Wee, moderator