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07/23/2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 23, 2008) -- Space Discovery Institute classes began this week in Charles County, Md. Working with the Charles County Board of Education, the Space Foundation is teaching courses on "Astronomy Principles for the Classroom," "Rocketry and the Biology of Living in Space," "Biological and Physical Research," and "Earth Systems Science" from July 21 - August 1. These...
07/18/2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 18, 2008) -- The Space Discovery Institute is going strong. Teachers from across the country have gathered in Colorado Springs to gain hands on lessons in space science to take back to their classrooms. Starting July 7, during “Astronomy Principles for the Classroom: Kinesthetic Astronomy”, educators studied the motions of the heavens, astronomical research tools,...
07/02/2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 2, 2008) -- Last week’s Space Foundation Space Discovery Institute class “Biology and Physical Research” allowed educators to explore immunology, brain research, cardiovascular, and skeletal impacts by delving into the effects of space on the human body. Class activities included Barany “spatial disorientation” chair use, microgravity experiments, and specialized...
06/25/2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 25, 2008) -- Last week teachers from across the country gathered for the first week of the Space Discovery Institute courses, “Rocketry and the Biology of Living in Space: Living Aboard the International Space Station.” The course focused on topics including space law, history of space stations, and the complexities involved in building, maintaining, and living on...
05/06/2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 7, 2008) -- On May 6, the Space Foundation hosted an educational briefing for congressional staff in Washington, D.C., as part of the Foundation's ongoing efforts to raise awareness of, knowledge about, and support for space-related issues. The briefing focused on commercial satellite communications service providers and their interaction with the Department of...
02/13/2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 13, 2008) -- On February 12, the Space Foundation conducted a day-long workshop for more than 120 educators in Charles County, Md.  The participants were K-12 educators from across the Charles County school district, which serves nearly 27,000 students.  Lead by Space Foundation Senior Aerospace Education Specialist Bryan DeBates, the workshop featured...
11/18/2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.(Nov. 19, 2007) -- The Space Foundation, in conjunction with Air Force Space Command and with the support of Analytical Graphics, Inc., recently conducted four Xplore Space programs in the Colorado Springs area. The Xplore Space program brings military and aerospace professionals into the classroom to show students practical applications of science, technology,...
11/08/2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 8, 2007) -- The Space Foundation recently brought the excitement and wonder of space to students, teachers, and business leaders in Fairbanks, Alaska. At the invitation and with the support of the Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation, Space Foundation representatives and two astronauts touched more than 1700 students from pre-school through college, more...
09/11/2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 11, 2007) -- Shades of Blue, an educational organization that helps to enable and prepare students for careers in aviation and aerospace, presented the Space Foundation with a Corporate Leadership Award for its work in education. The Shades of Blue Fifth Annual Awards Dinner and Fundraiser featured master of ceremonies, Dave Aguilera, meteorologist and reporter...
09/04/2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 4, 2007) -- Last week, the Space Foundation’s education team conducted stargazing exercises for 75 6th grade students from Venetucci Elementary at Bear Trap Ranch. This fun and educational activity was part of an annual pre-school camp experience for the school’s 6th grade students and their teachers. Bryan DeBates, senior curriculum analyst and program developer...

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