URI Narragansett Bay Classroom to Host Final Free
JASON Project 2001 Teacher Training Session
Training open to K-12 teachers, home schoolers,
scout leaders, youth group leaders,
and senior citizen organizers.
Narragansett, RI -- September 11, 2000 -- The 2001 JASON Project: Hawai'i:
A Living Laboratory, which will take place from January 29 to February
9, 2001, will investigate volcanoes both on the land and in the sea and
compare volcanic events here on Earth with others throughout the solar system.
To prepare teachers and other group leaders to participate in JASON
XII, they are encouraged to attend a free training session sponsored by
the URI Office of Marine Programs as part of the Narragansett Bay Classroom.
Teacher training will take place on Saturday, September 30 from 8:30
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Coastal Institute Visitor Center on the URI Narragansett
Teachers or group leaders who attend the training session will
receive a free JASON Project video, a copy of the 2001 JASON curriculum,
and special access to an Online Activity and Resource Center.
JASON XII, led by JASON Project founder and URI Graduate School of Oceanography
alumnus Dr. Robert Ballard, will travel to Hawai'i, known for its awe-inspiring
volcanoes, its unique terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and its rich cultural
history. Ballard and a team of researchers and student Argonauts will explore
this group of isolated islands, shaped by 30 million years of volcanism,
which offer one of the best representations of Earth's geologic and biologic
forces. They will also trace the migration paths of the diverse peoples
who settled these islands, and explore the fascinating cultural tapestry
that is modern Hawai'i. More information about the 2001 JASON Project can
be found at www.jasonproject.org.
For information or to sign up for a 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/
Contact: Lisa Cugini, 874-6642, email@example.com