Telescopes for Teachers - Powell, WY June 24, 2016, 3pm-1130pm

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Telescopes for Teachers - Powell, WY June 24, 2016, 3pm-1130pm

40.00

Ever wanted to learn how to use a telescope to survey the big Wyoming sky?  In this one-day, hands-on professional development workshop for grades 5-9 teachers, attendees will learn how to navigate the stars, constellations, and planets visible in the night sky and study the core, underlying scientific concepts of how light travels through space and how telescopes work in support of better implementing the NGSS and state science standards for physical and Earth sciences.  Starting in the late afternoon, and assuming no pre-existing experience or knowledge in astronomy, participating teachers in this workshop will build their own telescope to take home and, after the sun sets, learn how to use their new telescope by working side by side with workshop leaders.  A light dinner and hot chocolate is provided. The program is run and funded by Dr. Tim Slater, University of Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair of Science Education and co-hosted by UW Ph.D. students Rick Sanchez of Clear Creek Middle School in Buffalo, WY and Astrid Northrup of Northwest Wyoming College in Powell, WY.  Additional workshop leaders include Dr. Sharon Schleigh of East Carolina University and Dr. Stephanie Slater of the CAPER Center for Astronomy & Physics Education Research.  Limited to only 8 people per session, a $40 registration fee subsidizes the cost of consumable materials and hearty refreshments throughout the evening.  Collaborative teams of two people are allowed to share the registration fee and a telescope.  For more information, please contact the University of Wyoming’s Dr. Tim Slater by email at timslaterwyo@gmail.com or by cell/txt at 520-975-1373.

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 For more information, please contact the University of Wyoming’s Dr. Tim Slater by email at timslaterwyo@gmail.com or by cell/txt at 520-975-1373.