NASA-Based Science Program Comes to Area Schools

Feb 6, 2004

For immediate release

Primary and secondary teachers in Northern California now have the opportunity to bring an internationally recognized math and science program into their classrooms. Training workshops have been scheduled to introduce the GLOBE Program (Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment) to teachers within Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity Counties. This exciting, worldwide, hands-on education and science program offers teachers new methods to meet current education standards and help students improve their science and math skills as well as their use of computers and network technology.

Sponsored by the Northeast California Regional Environmental Education Community (NE CREEC) and the Sacramento River Watershed Program, the workshops will be held in Redding (March 2-3) at Turtle Bay Exploration Park and Museum, and in Chico (March 4-6) at Marsh Junior High School. There will be one day of training for people interested in becoming GLOBE Trainers and one day for teachers interested in the GLOBE Program for their classrooms at each of the locations. Trainers will have the skills to train others at their school, district, or county, with support from the Sacramento River Watershed Program.

Information and registration material will be posted on the NE CREEC web site (www.creec.org/region2). You may also contact SRWP Education Coordinator Allen Harthorn at 1-530-879-0887 or email him at: ahart@harpos.to. To learn more about GLOBE, visit www.globe.gov, or contact the Partner Coordinator and Training Point-of-Contact:

The CREEC Network is an educational project whose mission is to develop a communication network that provides educators with access to high quality environmental education resources to enhance the environmental literacy of California students.

The Sacramento River Watershed Program (SRWP) was initiated in February of 1996 in order to provide a forum for watershed stakeholders to work together to ensure that Sacramento River watershed resources are sustained, restored, and where possible, enhanced, while promoting the long-term social and economic vitality of the region. The SRWP consists of citizens, watershed organizations, environmental groups, educators and government agencies at all levels.

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