Project ASTRO Tucson
Astronomers & Teachers as Partners for Learning
NOAO is seeking amateur and professional astronomers, advanced astronomy students, and teachers in schools and community organizations to participate in Project ASTRO, an exciting program developed by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific that expanded to Tucson in the Fall of 1996. Project ASTRO matches astronomers with 3rd-9th grade Tucson area teachers and community educators who want to enrich their astronomy and science teaching. The project's emphasis is on a hands-on, activities-based approach to excite students about astronomy and help them learn the process of science. One goal of Project ASTRO is to form ongoing partnerships between scientists and teachers. Astronomers agree to make at least four visits to their partner school or community center during the school year, working with the same teachers and students over time.
Contact the staff of Project ASTRO-Tucson:
Connie Walker, Tucson Site Coordinator
Kathie Coil, Administrative Coordinator