Dancing Lights: Exploring the Aurora through Art and Writing
Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (MST)
A workshop for elementary teachers and educators
Cost: $10 (pays for breakfast, lunch, and snacks)
A certificate of attendance will be provided for re-certification
You know all about weather and how the Sun is our biggest driver of weather and climate, but do you know about Space Weather? Come for this one-day workshop and learn about the Sun-Earth connection, the role Earth’s magnetic field plays, and how space weather influences our planet in very real ways. Find out why you might see space weather in the news a lot this year!
We will explore lessons from the Dancing Lights suite of standards-based activities. Dancing Lights is a program where students explore the aurora—our most visible and beautiful result of space weather interaction—through artwork, reading, and writing. Materials for your classroom will be provided, and also information on the student contest opportunity in the spring of 2014.
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Hi! I'm Erin Wood, educator at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado, Boulder. I am an education team member on NASA's MAVEN mission to Mars. My primary programs are the MAVEN Educator Ambassadors professional development, Red Planet: Read, Write, Explore!, and the Colorado Space Science Teachers Summit. I conduct teacher professional development and create curriculum. Additionally, I coordinate a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Solar and Space Physics funded by the National Science Foundation.
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