Broadcast 1005 (Special Edition)

The Space Foundation Conference

25 Aug 2008 Lonnie Jones Schorer, Barbara Sprungman-David
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Guests: Lonnie Schorer and Barbara Sprungman David were the guests for this Space Show program. We focused on their new book, "Kids To Space Mission Plans: An Educator's Guide" published by Apogee Books. We talked about the structure of the book, the contents and much of the specialized material in the book, which makes it desirable for teachers to use, school boards to adopt, kids to love, and parents to demand. See if you agree after listening to this comprehensive discussion. Lonnie is also the author of the earlier companion book published by Apogee, "Kids To Space: A Space Traveler's Guide." In addition, check out the one sheet descriptions of both books at these sites: www.apogeebooks.com/Books/For%20Kids/KidstoSpace.html and www.apogeebooks.com/Books/For%20Kids/KidstoSpaceSE.html. Listeners asked many questions about competition from other school departments and teachers, especially math and science. You won't want to miss what our guests had to say about this as the Educator's Guide is definitely an enhancement for other teachers, science and math departments, etc. We also talked about what listeners can do to help get this material into schools, so listen carefully and help create the space program we all want. It starts with education. During the program, Barbara spoke about two educator oriented conferences that you may find interesting. First, there is the National Conference on Aviation and Space Education (NCASE), Oct 16-18, 2008, Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA - www.ncase.info. The second suggestion she offered was the Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC), Feb 5-7, 2009, Space Center Houston - www.spacecenter.org/TeachersSEEC.html. Both Lonnie and Barbara want to hear from you so please send them your comments, questions, even suggestions. To reach Lonnie Schorer, use LonnieSchorer@aol.com. For Barbara, please use BarbaraDavid321@aol.com. If you have questions about buying Apogee books through One Giant Leap Foundation as a donation, please contact me at drspace@thespaceshow.com.

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