Key Peninsula Middle School, Lakebay, Washington
Ms. Borders was part of a 2008 Spitzer Teacher team.
Ms. Borders will be attending the International Astronautical Conference (IAC) in Cape Town, South Africa this fall. Both focus on work she did through Spitzer and WISE teacher programs.
Ms. Borders is a 2011 Classroom Fellow for the US Department of Education.
Kareen Borders continues to integrate Infrared Astronomy into her science classes. In addition, Key Peninsula Middle School featured an Astronomy Family and Community night on May 6, 2009. Over 200 people enjoyed dinner, guest astronomers, planetary and astronomy activities. This spring and early summer, Kareen's class will partner with a neighboring elementary school in pursuit of infrared and Spitzer astronomy based learning.
Ms. Borders attended the four day workshop at the SSC and worked with Varoujan Gorjianand the rest of the Spitzer/WISE group. Her students will work with the data this semester. She will also be facilitating district-wide science workshops and will be including Spitzer related lessons and resources. The first workshop will be this fall.