For release: 04/10/02
Release #: 02-084
Educators from across the country participate in workshop at NASA’s Marshall Center
Museum education and technology specialists from eight states across the country gathered at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., recently to take part in the NASA Educational Workshop.
The annual workshop, co-sponsored by NASA, the Marshall Center’s Education Programs Office and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), provided 22 educators the opportunity to experience NASA’s state-of-the-art research and development through direct interaction with scientists, engineers and education specialists at Marshall.
Participants also attended sessions at U.S. Space Camp, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and the NASA Educator Resource Center. The participants discussed topics such as Earth science, space exploration and the International Space Station, while exchanging ideas on how to apply their knowledge to their communities through programs they will develop at their science centers and museums.
McWane Science Center, Birmingham, Ala.: Sam Kindervater
Sci-Quest/North Alabama Science Center, Huntsville, Ala.: Catherine Killoran and Laurie Provin
Mid American Science Museum, Hot Springs, Ark.: Christy Beckwith
Museum of Aviation/Starbase Robins, Warner Robins, Ga.: Elvira Flagg
Science Center of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa: Kris Anderson and Theresa Becker
Sci-Port Discovery Center, Shreveport, La.: Cathy Williamson and Salinda Barnard
Freeport McMoran Daily Living Science, Kenner, La.: Michael Sandras
Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, a facility of Audubon Nature Institute; New Orleans, La.: Hollie Boylston
Discovery Center of Springfield, Springfield, Mo.: Justine Lines and Christina Durrington
St. Louis Science Center, St. Louis, Mo.: Robert Powell and Dave Schiber
Cumberland Science Museum, Nashville, Tenn.: Larry Dunlap-Berg, Drew Gilmore and Becky Fox-Matthews
Hands On! Museum, Johnson City, Tenn.: Beverly Bennett and Kristine Carter
Museum of Flight, Seattle, Wash.: Cheryl Fairfax and Charlie Atwell
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 with headquarters in Arlington, Va., is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. The association’s current membership of more than 53,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.
NASA uses its unique resources, whenever possible, to support educational excellence, since education is a key element in the Agency’s overall mission. The space agency participates in educational outreach programs through centers around the country. More information on educational opportunities with the Marshall Center can be found at: