Published: August 15, 2012
Ms. Sartore writes :
I just got back from the RBSP (Radiation Belt Storm Probes) workshop, which was great. Yesterday morning we were sharing different things with one another; my intention was to present a couple of cool things my students love (the sound bite, and beaming music via laser) and put in a plug for NITARP One of the teachers mentioned APT, so I showed everybody a bit of the presentation Kaelyn & I did at the museum. Stacy DeVeau was there, too, from one of the other teams. I pulled up her poster, and ours, and the two of us took a bit of time talking about it all. Before we did that (looking at the group) I had only expected to hand out 5 or 10 of the NITARP brochures. Once Stacy & I were done, 25 of the 31 teachers asked for brochures. (yikes!)
I also spent 2 weeks in a workshop to update Earth Science connections. I got certified in the GLOBE program, which leans heavily on NOAA data. I'll be inaugurating the reconstituted Honors Earth/Space Science for 9th graders.
She plans to spread the word about NITARP to more educators soon.