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    Space Explorers, Inc. strives to enhance appreciation for space while promoting the integration of technology and experimentation in the classroom. Through Space Explorers' unique partnerships with schools, government agencies, and outside organizations, teachers have the means to bring these multidisciplinary activities and curricula into their classrooms. These partnerships allow students to participate in simulations of real NASA missions and perform the same experiments astronauts conducted aboard the International Space Station. By bringing space into the classroom, students improve their skills in math, science, technology, and reading, preparing them for future studies or careers in these fields.

    Chicago Public Schools Aerospace Initiative
    Through an innovative partnership between Bast Services, Inc. (BSI) and Space Explorers, the Chicago Aerospace Initiative prepares students for 21st Century jobs that will require substantial computer literacy. It also provides opportunities for staff development, thereby integrating technology into classroom instruction as a tool for learning and teaching.

    Services are provided by WorldView, the education division of BSI.

    Wisconsin Aerospace Education Initiative (WAEI)
    The Wisconsin Aerospace Education Initiative (WAEI) is a NASA-funded project to increase the use of NASA resources in Wisconsin schools. The program was created to improve the math, science, and technology skills of students statewide. The cornerstone of WAEI is to improve student performance in Earth and space science by using the Internet to connect students and teachers with NASA's unique resources through the creation of an Internet-based portfolio of standards-based instructional materials. If you are a Wisconsin teacher and would like to participate, e-mail seiinfo@space-explorers.com or call 1-800-965-3763.

    Development and Advancement of Rural Education (DARE)
    The Development and Advancement of Rural Education (DARE) project is a collaboration of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Space Education Initiatives, and Space Explorers that will provide stimulating web-based programming to 169 rural schools in 12 states. DARE will allow students to experience the wonder of space by participating in live NASA mission simulations and conducting the same experiments scientists are conducting aboard the International Space Station. These exciting opportunities will enhance students' appreciation for and performance in the math, scince, and technology fields.

    Oklahoma Space Technology Education Program (OSTEP)
    U.S. Third District Congressman Frank Lucas helped secure federal funding for the Oklahoma Space Technology Education Program. The Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority is administering the program. With this support, Space Explorers, Inc. is pleased to provide the educational curricula and program support needed for schools in Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District to bring space exploration into the classroom. Participating schools will be able to run a new simulation, inspired by Rocketplane’s suborbital flight experience. The program will also provide professional development workshops to teachers within Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District. These services will be provided to Oklahoma educators throughout the entire 2006/2007 school year. If you are an Oklahoma teacher from a school within Alfalfa, Beaver, Beckham, Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Cimarron, Creek, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Grant, Greer, Harmon, Harper, Jackson, Kay, Kingfisher, Kiowa, Lincoln, Logan, Major, Noble, Osage, Pawnee, Payne, Roger Mills, Texas, Washita, Woods, or Woodward county, and would like to participate, e-mail seiinfo@space-explorers.com or call 1-800-965-3763.

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