In celebration of Earth Week 2002, hundreds of students across the
country will be participating in a distance-learning program,
Observing Earth from Space, hosted by NASA’s Glenn Research Center in
Cleveland using images of Earth taken from a satellite.

On Friday, April 26, at 1 p.m. EDT, an interactive lesson, utilizing
LANDSAT-7 images video-streamed over the Internet, will be distributed
to preregistered students in grades K-12. During the webcast, students
across the country will interact with scientists from University of
Toledo and Miami University, who will be located at Glenn.

On Saturday, April 27, at noon EDT, SEMAA (Science, Engineering,
Mathematics and Aerospace Academy) students nationwide in grades 7
through 9 will participate in a similar webcast. During this webcast,
SEMAA students will interact with scientists from the Ohio State
University, Miami University, and Kent State University. SEMAA
provides a greater appreciation for science, engineering and
mathematics to K-12 grade students in a hands-on, inquiry-based,
cooperative learning environment Saturday mornings during the academic

In both webcasts the students and their teachers will learn how NASA
satellites observe Earth from space and what kind of remote sensing
research is currently being done. Students and teachers will also be
introduced to a “user-friendly” web page that can be used in the

The students involved on Friday have been working on a “Students as
Scientists” project involving verifying information about the climate
conditions in their area against that data being reported by earth
observing satellites over the past two winter. During the webcast they
will hear what was learned through their observations. They will be
invited to participate in a similar program in the fall. On Saturday,
the students will observe the student audience at Glenn participate in
two experiments utilizing remote sensing.

Note to Editors and News Directors: Media representatives interested
in this program are welcome to observe it at Glenn, at participating
schools or at the SEMAA sites. To arrange for clearance through
Security at Glenn or for more information about the program, please
contact Sally Harrington or the Media Relations Office at (216)
433-2901. To arrange for coverage at a school or SEMAA site, please
contact the school directly. A list of the schools and SEMAA sites
participating in this program




Springerville – 4 Winds


Redlands – Redlands East Valley High School

San Bernadino – Cal State University

Santa Clara – Wilcox School


Toronto – University of Toronto


Arvada – Warren Tech

Golden – Jefferson County Schools

Golden – Jeffco Net Academy


Middletown – Louis L. Redding


Boise – Centennial High School


Hanover Park – Horizon Elementary

Elgin – Lords Park School


Brownsburg – Challenger Learning Center


Lawrence – University of Kansas


Baton Rouge – Challenger Learning Center


Augusta – Hodgkins Middle School

Bath – Morse High School

Van Buren – Van Buren District Secondary School


Baltimore – Southeast Middle School

Columbia – Atholton Elementary School

Greenbelt – NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Millersville – Old Mill Senior High School

Randallstown – Deer Park Middle School


Springfield – Science and Technology School


Bergland – Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District

Croswell – Croswell-Lexington High School

Dearborn – Bryant Middle School

Grosse Pointe Park – Pierce Middle School

Waterford – Haviland Elementary School

West Bloomfield – West Bloomfield High School


Proctor – Proctor Junior High


Starkville – Armstrong Middle School

Stennis Space Center


Missoula – University of Montana


Omaha – University of Nebraska – Omaha

New Jersey

Moorestown – Upper Elementary

Perth Amboy – A. V. Ceres School

Woodstown – Regional Day School

New Mexico

Albuquerque – Governor Bent Elementary

Albuquerque – Harrison Middle School

Albuquerque – Lavaland Elementary

Albuquerque – La Luz Elementary

Albuquerque – Alalmosa Elementary

Rio Rancho – Puesta del Sol Elementary

New York

Barker – Barker Central

Hamburg – Hopevale School

Johnstown – Fulton Montgomery Community College

Lockport – North Park Middle School

Orchard Park – Orchard Park CSD

Oceanside – School 4

North Carolina

Elizabeth City – Elizabeth City State University


Cleveland – Sunbeam Elementary School

Cincinnati – Taft Information Technology High School

Hamler – Patrick Henry Middle School

Massillon – Jackson High School

Middleburg Heights – Polaris Career Center

Milford – St. Andrew Middle School

Minster – Minster igh School

Oregon – Clay High School

Pemberville – Eastwood Middle School

South Euclid – Adrian School

Sylvania – St. Joseph School

Tallmage – Dunbar Primary School

Toledo – Ottawa Hills Elementary School

Toledo – Regina Coeli

Toledo – St. Ursula Academy

Toledo – Toledo Academy of Learning

Westerville – Walnut Springs Middle School

Wickliffe – Lubrizol University

Xenia – Warner Middle School


Claysburg – Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary

Drexel – Drexel Hill Middle School

Narberth – Welsh Valley Middle School

Pittsburgh – Ingomar Middle School

Pittsburgh – Keystone Oaks High School

South Dakota

Mission – Todd County School District


Salt Lake City – Bryant Middle School


Woodstock – Vermont Institute of Natural Science


Annadale – Columbia Elementary

Arlington – Woodlawn Elementary

Herndon – Herndon Elementary School

Springfield – Springfield Estates Elementary

West Virginia

Wellsburg – Wellsburg Middle School

Wheeling – Challenger Learning Center


Atlanta, GA – Fernbank Science Center in Atlanta

Kirkland, OH – Lakeland Community College in Kirkland

Warrenton, NC – Warren County High School