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Sally Ride Science Festival Will Be Held at NASA Ames Research Center

By SpaceRef Editor
September 5, 2007
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America’s first woman in space, Dr. Sally Ride, is coming to Ames on Sept, 29, 2007. Ride founded the Sally Ride Science corporation in 2001 to create quality programs and products that educate, entertain, engage and inspire. Sally Ride Science Festivals bring together hundreds of girls for a celebratory day of science and socializing. The festival at Ames is targeted towards girls in the fifth to eighth grade to promote their continued success in science and math. Participants will learn how to extract DNA from a strawberry, take a computer apart, and search for life on other planets. The list of workshops will be available three weeks prior to festival date, so be sure to check the Sally Ride Festival Web site for updates.

Think this workshop is just for kids? The Sally Ride Science Festival offers a separate track of workshops for parents, teachers, and other interested adults. Teachers can receive professional development credit. Workshops cover topics such as hands-on activities in the classroom for teachers, science resources for your daughter for parents, and gender equity as it relates to girl’s performance in science and math. Be sure to frequently check the Sally Ride Science Workshop for Adults Web page to see when classes become available.

SpaceRef staff editor.