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ASP’s Project ASTRO Partners Volunteer Astronomers with Teachers in Bay Area Schools & Community Organizations
Project ASTRO is looking for amateur and professional astronomers to work with teachers and students in 3rd 9th grade classrooms. This is a great opportunity to share your love of astronomy with a receptive audience and help kids learn about science. Bay Area Project ASTRO, part of a national program at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, pairs you with a local teacher at a school convenient for you. Together, you and your teacher partner attend a 2-day summer workshop to learn hands-on, inquiry-based astronomy activities and then you "adopt" a class for a year. Astronomer and teacher partners will each receive “The Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0” -- a rich curriculum resource on DVD-ROM featuring a host of materials on teaching astronomy that you can use in many settings. Astronomer applications are now being accepted for the 2014 - 2015 school year. There is no cost, but space is limited. All participants are required to attend a 2-day workshop held July 25-26 (Friday - Saturday) at the College of San Mateo. APPLY ONLINE by MAY 30th:
Project ASTRO emphasizes ongoing partnerships that foster a nurturing environment for students to learn. To accomplish this, astronomers make at least four visits to their adopted classroom at mutually convenient times. Project ASTRO has been operating since 1993 in the Bay Area. Previous participants often report that it is one of the most satisfying volunteer endeavors they have undertaken. Graduate students and advanced undergraduate students majoring in astronomy are also encouraged to apply. If you have questions, please contact Brian Kruse, Project ASTRO Coordinator