Space Foundation Press Releases

Media Advisory – Interactive tour with educators

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 17, 2004) — TO:
Editors, Reporters and Photographers WHAT:
Earth Systems Science: Mysterious Mars Revealed Space Discovery graduate course for K-12 educators During the one-week course, participants will have the opportunity for a unique learning experience in the Garden of the Gods and on Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs. Educators will do field work utilizing the terrain and geological formations for comparing and contrasting Earth and Mars. Teachers will also participate in experiments, examine their differing results, explore the fascinating eco-systems, learn about rock and plant classifications, discover amazing parallels between Earth, Mars, and space science, and learn how the United States monitors the Earth systems from space. Join teachers from across the nation as they perform a comparative analysis between Earth and Mars during a one-hour interactive tour of the Garden of the Gods. WHEN & WHERE:
Monday, June 21, 2004 Meet at Garden of the Gods Trading Post at 9:40 a.m. The tour lasts one hour. MORE INFO:
RSVP to Dr. Patty Arnold, Space Foundation Vice President of Education and Workforce Development, if you plan to attend: 719-200-4420. Please call the Space Foundation’s education department for further information. The Space Foundation will conduct four other teacher graduate courses this summer in Colorado Springs: Rocketry and the Biology of Living in Space, Space History & Space Law; Biological & Physical Research; Astronomy Principles for the Classroom; and Space Technologies in the Classroom. Visit for details.