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Teachers Go Back to School-Space School

Press Release From: Canadian Space Agency
Posted: Tuesday, August 3, 2004

Longueuil, Quebec, August 3, 2004 - Over 120 elementary, secondary and post-secondary school teachers from across Canada will be attending midsummer classes during the third annual Space Educators' Training Event. It will be held at the John H. Chapman Space Centre of the Canadian Space Agency in Longueuil.

This event aims to help teachers foster their students' interest in the sciences by focusing on the theme of space. For three days, participants will have the opportunity to discuss astronomy, microgravity, human presence in space, satellite telecommunications, and other topics with space program experts.

Come meet the teachers who are taking advantage of this unique learning opportunity. Stay for the workshops as they engage in hands-on problem solving.

You are invited to take part in all activities and presentations, but the following may be of particular interest:

Day 1 - Tuesday, August 10

8:45 to 9:45 a.m. From Cold War to Collaboration: A Canadian Space Perspective
Stéphane Corbin, Manager Space Technology, and Bruno Blais, Engineer Operations and Robotic Instructor, both of the Canadian Space Agency

Day 2 - Wednesday, August 11

8:30 to 9:30 a.m. The Science of Spacesuits
Dr. Dave Williams, Canadian Space Agency
Astronaut

3:45 to 4:15 p.m. Anik F2 - Bringing Canadians and the World Closer Together
Paul Bush, Vice-president of Telesat Canada

Day 3 - Thursday, August 12

8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Space, Technology, People, and the Future
Chris Hadfield, Canadian Space Agency
Astronaut

2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Paving the Path for Generations to Come Dr. Marc Garneau, President of the Canadian
Space Agency

The complete program for the Space Educators' Conference is available at http://www.espace.gc.ca/asc/eng/youth_educators/educators/educators.asp

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