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Paper: Linking the Universe to the Community: Students as Starry Messengers for IYA2009—Puerto Rico
Volume: 400, Preparing for the 2009 International Year of Astronomy: A Hands-on Symposium
Page: 567
Authors: Pantoja, C.A.; Lebrón Santos, M.E.
Abstract: This poster presents a project to establish a working team of undergraduate students (“Starry Messengers”) to promote and experience the wonders of space science and education with all the senses. The students are expected to assist during the activities of the IYA2009. During 2008 the students will receive the appropriate instruction on observational astronomy through two workshops. An innovative model of inclusion will be developed, adapting all materials to include the visually impaired. We will encourage the participation of at least one visually impaired student or teacher on the StarryMessenger team. The workshops will serve as templates for future K–12 teacher workshops.
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