K- 12 educators from 21 states and Canada, nearly 30 presenters and six guest speakers will make up the 350 registrants expected at the upcoming Space in the Classroom (SITC) educator conference, which takes place February 22-24, 2001 at the USAFA in Colorado Springs, Colo.
SITC is presented by the Space Foundation and hosted by the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), in partnership with NASA and the Aerospace States Association (ASA). Corporate underwriters include Estes, Lockheed Martin, Ball Aerospace & Technologies, Well's Fargo, and AXA Space.
Conference registrants will experience two-and- one-half days of hands-on continuing education training, including a half-day of optional tours, and learn how the excitement of space-- and NASA's five Strategic Enterprises--can motivate and inspire students. NASA's five enterprises include Human Exploration and Development of Space, Earth Science, Aerospace Technology, Space Science and Biological and Physical Research.
Educators save $20 by registering for SITC by February 21, 2001. Register online at http://ussf.org/education/sitc/register.html or by calling the Space Foundation at 800-691-4000. Conference attendees can earn two graduate credits from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (CU-the Springs).
The Space Foundation team has trained more than 12,000 teachers since 1986 through Space Discovery graduate courses, Teaching With Space in-services, and national conferences. For more information on Space Foundation programs, visit http://www.spacefoundation.org or call 1-800-691- 4000.