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 (NEW).

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.

Participants included:

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

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

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

Cumberland Science Museum, Nashville, Tenn.: Larry Dunlap-Berg, Drew
Gilmore and Becky Fox-Matthews

Hands On! Museum, Johnson City, Tenn.: Beverly Bennett and Kristine

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

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
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