Mars "Virtual" Teacher Training Conference

The Sights & Impressions of those in Attendance



LIVE from Washington D.C.:

It's the Teachers' Workshop for Live from Mars!

The Morning

Cheick Diarra, Mars Exploration Program Education and Outreach Manager, NASA JPL

and Geoff Haines-Stiles, Project Director, Passport to Knowledge/Live from Mars

Opened the day with a welcome and overview.


Our first panel of experts (from left to right) Cheick Diarra

Matt Golombek, Mars "Pathfinder" Project Scientists

Donna Shirley, Mars Exploration Program Manager

Wayne Lee, Mission Planner for Mars Operations "Global Surveyor"

took questions from the audience:


on site,by CUSee Me, from email,from web-chat
as the technical staff looked on.


Intense discussion followed through the coffee break between scientists and very interested teachers.


Bill Gutsch's interviews filled in some in-depth information for us:
Bill interviews Donna Shirley, Mars Exploration Program ManagerTeacher, C.J. RodkeyBonnie Bracey, teacher from D.C.Washington State teacher, Fran O'Rourke about her student project


Kurt Gramoll of Engineered Multimedia, Inc. and Georgia Tech demonstrated the Mars Navigator CD-ROM to a very enthusiastic audience.


As Planetary Society George Powell explained the Red Rover Networking, Webchat welcomed a virtual participant from South Africa


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