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07/31/2012
The Space Foundation, Charles County (Md.) Public Schools (CCPS) and CCPS Superintendent James R. Richmond hosted an Educational Exchange Luncheon today at North Point High School in Charles County with the goal of inspiring the middle and high school girls attending to pursue careers in STEM fields - science, technology, engineering and mathematics.The featured luncheon speaker was Space...
07/16/2012
This week, the Space Foundation will conclude the Colorado Springs portion of its summer Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development courses with the final course - Astronomy Principles for the Classroom: Kinesthetic Astronomy, held at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute, 105 Coleridge Ave. The course provides educators with ideas for exciting new ways to bring the universe...
07/11/2012
A new Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development course started this week at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute in Colorado Springs, Colo.Lunar/Mars Exploration and Base Construction explores the requirements for establishing and maintaining a human presence on the Moon or Mars. Topics include discussion of growing food on Mars and creating oxygen....
06/21/2012
Teachers participating in this week's Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum professional development course, Meteorology and Space Weather, visited KRDO-TV, the southern Colorado ABC affiliate, yesterday to see how weather forecasts are incorporated into the evening news broadcast.The Space Foundation course helps teachers examine the different areas of meteorology and learn how to...
06/18/2012
Space Foundation Special Advisor - Human Spaceflight Dr. Leroy Chiao recently spoke to students at Barnard Elementary in Troy, Mich., about his experiences as a NASA astronaut. Principal Mary Haezebrouck wrote in a note of thanks to Chiao, "In my 35 years as an educator I have never attended an assembly that was the quality of the assembly you presented to our students. Not only did you share...
06/13/2012
The Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development course Biological and Physical Research: Long-Term Space Travel started this week at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute in Colorado Springs. The class included teachers not only from Colorado, but also from Arkansas, Illinois and Minnesota.Focusing on the effects of space travel on the human body, this course...
06/11/2012
Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development courses started this week at two locations in Colorado Springs, Colo.These intensive week-long graduate-level courses for pre-k - 12 educators provide space-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) content that is instantly transferable to the classroom. All courses are hands-on and focus on...
06/04/2012
Winning artwork from the Space Foundation 2012 Student Art Contest is now on display at three Pikes Peak Library District locations through the month of June. The winning artwork can be seen at Old Colorado City and Sand Creek Libraries in Colorado Springs, and at High Prairie Library in Falcon, Colo.Each year, the Space Foundation invites students from around the world in pre-kindergarten...
06/01/2012
Teachers, it's not too late to sign up for this summer's Space Foundation's Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development courses. Educators who want to improve their classroom skills, better motivate their students and - potentially - earn a master's degree may sign up now using this form.These intensive week-long graduate-level courses for pre-k - 12 educators provide...
05/22/2012
The Space Foundation is offering a week-long graduate level rocketry course at Colorado State University - Pueblo, June 25-29. Rocketry: The Future of Human Space Flight is offered free to Pueblo D60 teachers. The course is also open to all other teachers, but they would pay a $175 materials fee.Participants in this course will build and launch a variety of rockets and will learn how to...

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