South Dakota/NASA Space Days 2001
"A Space Odyssey in Rapid City"
May 4-6, 2001
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center - Rapid City, SD

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Sponsored by the South Dakota Space Grant Consortium and Johnson Space Center
Free to the Public!

BROCHURE - For ALL Space Days Activities (in Adobe "pdf" format)

BROCHURE - For 4 Teacher-Training Workshops (in Adobe "pdf" format)

Space Days Registration List

Announcement to Teachers, Parents, and Youth Leaders

See and Experience the New "International Space Station Traveling Exhibit"
Click Here for Photo of Exterior of ISS Trailers

SD Space Grant Consortium:     Institutional Members: SDSM&T,   SDSU,  Augustana College,  EROS Data Center
                                                    Industrial AffiliatesEducational Affiliates

Friday, May 4, 2001 (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) - All SD Schools Invited
        Proclaimed South Dakota "Space Day" by Governor William J. Janklow
        and Space Day in Rapid City by Mayor Jim Shaw

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  Astronaut Speaker: Col. Charles "Sam" Gemar, a native South Dakotan, will speak at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. For more information on Col. Gemar's distinguished career, click here.

dd01352_.wmf (796 bytes)  Loads of Exhibits depicting Space and Earth Science
(All Day)
dd01352_.wmf (796 bytes)  Also Featuring Johnson Space Center's New, Very Large
        "International Space Station (ISS)" Traveling Exhibit!
(All Day.  Note: Tickets required for ISS exhibit)

dd01352_.wmf (796 bytes)  StarLab Planetarium shows (several 30 minute shows throughout the day)

5:30 p.m.: VIP Reception/Dinner (invitation only)

Saturday, May 5, 2001 (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

dd01352_.wmf (796 bytes)  Exhibits, including ISS Exhibit, Open to Public

dd01352_.wmf (796 bytes)  Astronaut Col. Sam Gemar speaks again at 10:00 a.m.

dd01352_.wmf (796 bytes)  Free "Teacher-Training" Workshops: Click here for BROCHURE
To register for any of the following free workshops, send your name, address, phone number and school affiliation to Tom Durkin, SD Space Grant Consortium (605-394-1975).  Click Here for Workshop Registration List.

1a) Mars Exploration (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Room 205 of Civic Center)
Small Bodies of the Solar System (1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Room 205 of Civic Center)
Instructor: Jami Stone, certified by NASA's Solar System Educator Program

2)  "What's New at the NASA Educator Resource Center" (10:00 - 11:00 a.m., Room 206 of Civic Center)Teachers will learn about the extensive, free resources at the NASA Educator Resource Centers (NASA ERC's) located in Sioux Falls at the Kirby Science Center and in Spearfish at Black Hills State Univ.
Instructors: Brian Dzwonek, Education Manager: Kirby Science Center NASA Educator Resource Center
                     Laurie Barnaud
, Materials Coordinator: Center for the Advancement of Math and Science Education and NASA ERC, Black Hills State Univ.

3) "Lakota Perspectives on the Environment from Mother Earth to the Heavens: What is in the Heavens is on Mother Earth, and What's on Mother Earth is in the Heavens" (11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Rooms 201/202 of Civic Center) - This workshop will also include a presentation on Lakota constellations in the StarLab Planetarium.  (Limit: 30 participants)
Instructor: Leonard Little Finger, Director of Lakota Studies at Loneman School

Sunday, May 6, 2001 (9:00 a.m. - Noon)

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Floorplan for Space Days

Questions? Contact Tom Durkin, SD Space Grant Consortium (605) 394-1975

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