Teacher's Resource Guide
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Lockheed Martin
Corporation, Spaceport Florida and Space Explorers, Inc., in cooperation
with the NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC), hosted the Lunar Prospector Educator's
Conference on Jan. 5, 1998. The program included talks, hands-on workshops,
a bus trip to view the launch pad at Spaceport Florida, dinner and a bus
trip to view the launch. Despite the fact that the launch was postponed
until Jan. 6, many educators stayed an extra day to watch Prospector blast
off into space en route to the Moon.
LUNAR PROSPECTOR EDUCATORS' CONFERENCE A BIG SUCCESS!
Speakers included lunar scientist Dr. Jeffrey Taylor and education specialist
Linda Martel, both from the University of Hawaii; Scott Hubbard, Lunar
Prospector mission manager; Sylvia Cox, deputy mission manager; Steve Dutczak,
KSC education services chief; and Marsha Winegarner, science supervisor
for the state of Florida.
210 educators, 95 percent from the state of Florida, attended the day-long
event. 65 - 70 Florida communities were represented, and some attendees
traveled from as far as California.
Conference participants sat in on two of five available workshops, which
included an introduction to Moonlink, a session on impact craters, a paper
model-building activity, a session on NASA education resources and a Lunar
Prospector computer simulation session. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive.
To top off the day, all attendees received "Goodie" bags chock full
of 33 pieces of information (graphics, papers, handouts, stickers, pins,