URI Bay Campus to Hold Free JASON Project 2000 Teacher
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. -- January 5, 2000 -- Teachers can still participate
in the full suite of JASON Project 2000 activities before the live broadcasts
begin in late February. The URI Office of Marine Programs (OMP) will sponsor
a free JASON Project 2000 teacher training workshop on Saturday, January
22, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Coastal Institute Visitor Center
on the URI Narragansett Bay Campus.
The workshop will prepare teachers and group leaders to participate in
JASON XI: Going to Extremes. Those who attend the training session will
receive a free JASON Project video, a copy of the 2000 JASON curriculum,
and special access to an Online Activity and Resource Center.
This year's program will trace the path of ocean and space research and
exploration and examine how modern-day explorers use new technologies to
study extreme environments. More information about the 2000 JASON Project
can be found at www.jasonproject.org.
The 2000 JASON Project live broadcasts will be held from February
28 to March 10, excluding Sunday, and every student in Rhode Island
will have the opportunity to view the expedition either live at the URI
Bay Campus or over local cable channels.
Live, interactive JASON broadcasts at the Coastal Institute Visitor Center
Auditorium will be shown at 9:45 and 11:15 a.m., and 12:45, 2:15, and 3:45
Monday through Friday, February 28-March 3 and March 6-10, and Saturday,
March 4. Tickets are just $1 per person. The JASON Project broadcasts are
open to schools, groups, and individuals, but pre-registration is required
and will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Some live JASON broadcasts
will also be shown over local cable television stations.
The Rhode Island JASON Project is coordinated by the URI Office of Marine
Programs. Sponsors for the JASON Project in Rhode Island include Taco, Inc.,
EDS, Bell Atlantic, Cox Communications, the Providence Journal, the State
of Rhode Island, and the University of Rhode Island.
For information or to sign up for the training session, register a class
or group, or purchase individual tickets, call the URI Office of Marine
Programs at 401-874-6211.
Visit the URI Graduate School of Oceanography website: http://www.gso.uri.edu/
For More Information contact: Lisa Cugini, 874-6642