Press Release

Challenger Center hosts live interactive webcast with NASA about the Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica

By SpaceRef Editor
October 7, 2009
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October 7, 2009, Alexandria, VA – Join Challenger Center for Space Science Education for a live interactive webcast, October 21 at 12:00pm ET with Brian Campbell and Paul Przyborski from NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center to learn about the Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA) project and their fascinating Antarctic Mysteries. The interactive webcast is free and open to the public, and it will be broadcast live at www.challenger.org. The Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA) is the first-ever true-color high-resolution satellite view of the Antarctic continent enabling everyone to see Antarctica as it appears in real life. The primary purpose is to provide students and educators the ability to explore the continent through flyovers and interactive investigations. The NASA website developed for the International Polar Year familiarizes people with Antarctica, allows them to explore the richness of its features, learn about why Antarctica is important, and explains and demonstrates how scientists use satellite imagery to study the continent.

Brian Campbell completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh in History and Philosophy of Science and Earth and Space Science Education. He taught high school Earth/Space Science, Environmental Science, and Physics and became a NASA Science Teacher Ambassador, writing curriculum for schools throughout the nation. He has assisted in writing curriculum for NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Maryland State Teachers Association. Currently, Campbell works at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center as the Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory Education Liaison. He is the ICESat Mission Education Lead, and the CoastalObs Project Education Manager. He has given hundreds of NASA science education presentations since 2001 and received the Peer Award for Outstanding Support Service Contractor for NASA Education in 2002 and 2005.

Paul Przyborski graduated from Frostburg State University with a degree in Business Education and worked for four years as a Business and Computer Science teacher, as well as a Work-Based Learning Coordinator for Southern High School in Harwood, Maryland (Anne Arundel County Public Schools). In addition to his classroom roles, Przyborski has worked at the county and statewide levels in curriculum development to help incorporate emerging technologies into existing learning plans, and develop new plans that used those same technologies as a central focus. Przyborski came to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in 2007, contracted through Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI), as the principle web developer for the Laboratory for Atmospheres and the Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory.

To learn more about the Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA) project, visit http://lima.nasa.gov Using space exploration as a theme and simulations as a vehicle, Challenger Center and its international network of 46 Challenger Learning Centers create positive educational experiences that raise students’ expectations of success, fosters a long-term interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and inspires students to pursue studies and careers in these areas. To learn more, visit www.challenger.org.

Contact:

Rita Karl, Director of Education
rkarl@challenger.org, 703-535-1345
Challenger Center for Space Science Education
300 N. Lee Street, Suite 301, Alexandria, VA 22314

SpaceRef staff editor.