Teacher Workshop – Using NASA Observations to Study Changes in Chesapeake Bay – July 7-9, 2009

Teacher Workshop: Using NASA Observations to Study Changes in Chesapeake Bay

Join NASA for a three-day workshop for middle school teachers that will integrate cutting-edge science observations from space with classroom-ready lessons. This workshop will take place at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., on July 7-9, 2009.

In 2000, the states surrounding the Chesapeake Bay watershed signed an agreement to make significant commitments to changes that will remove the bay from the Environmental Protection Agency’s list of Impaired U.S. Waters by 2010. Aided by NASA’s remote-sensing missions, scientists studying the Chesapeake Bay have made fascinating discoveries that have unlocked the unique history of the bay and that can inform strategic plans for improving its future.

An overarching theme of the Chesapeake Bay’s place in space, time and the Earth system will tie together lessons in geology (impact craters), land use change, air quality and water cycle as participants look at the long-ago past and into the future. Education specialists who work with NASA missions will provide a rich experience and a multitude of resources for learning more.

This workshop is limited to 30 participants. Participating in the workshop itself is free, but participants must cover their own expenses for travel, meals and hotel. This workshop will also be offered in 2010.

For more information and to register online, visit http://education.gsfc.nasa.gov/bay/

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