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April 23, 2009

Dryden Flight Research Center
P.O. Box 273
Edwards, California 93523
Phone 661-276-3449
FAX 661-276-3566

Beth Hagenauer
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center

NASA Dryden Offers Two Science Workshops for Educators in May

PALMDALE – Educators are invited to participate in two science workshops offered in early May by the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center's Office of Education. Both workshops are offered free of charge.

The first workshop, Lunar and Meteorite Certification, will qualify educators to use lunar and meteorite samples in the classroom. The Apollo missions to the moon will be discussed as the 40th anniversary of man's landing on the moon approaches. Moon geology will also a topic.

   Who: Educators in grades kindergarten - 12
   When: Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
   Where: AERO Institute in the Palmdale Civic Center
   What: Lunar and meteorite certification, Apollo mission and moon geology
   Registration: Tibi Marin, AESP, at 661-276-3501 or carlota.marin@nasa.gov

The second workshop will focus on the International Space Station and its construction. A NASA educator rocket guide will be the template for workshop instruction. Rockets play an important role in propelling the space shuttle carrying International Space Station parts to orbit.

   Who: Educators in grades kindergarten - 2
   When: Tuesday, May 5, from 4:30 – 6 p.m.
   Where: AERO Institute in the Palmdale Civic Center
   What: Hands-on opportunity to bring International Space Station information into the classroom
   Registration: Sara Cutts, education outreach specialist, at 661-276-3992 or sara.cutts@nasa.gov

The AERO Institute is located at 38256 Sierra Highway, Suite A, in the Palmdale Civic Center.
› Moon and Meteorite Certification flyer (pdf)

Note to Editors: Media interested in attending either workshop should contact Beth Hagenauer, 661-276-7960, in advance.


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