Campwide Briefings

Campwide Briefing December 2-6

December is ASTRONOMY Month at Camp Internet!

Welcome back from Thanksgiving break and welcome to our fun Astronomy program for December. We specialize in introducing classes to ancient Archaeoastronomy – and – state-of-the-art 21st century astronomy that uses the Internet to deliver commands to a telescope that captures an image of prominent constellations and makes that image available to you at your desktop computer! Activities are open all month, with a special series of activities taking place December 12-13.

You can visit our Astronomy and Archaeoastronomy resources anytime at

http://www.campinternet.net/astronomy/

The December 12-13 Astronomy online event pdf flyer – and Family Night invitation if you want to host an Open House – is at

http://www.campinternet.net/astro2002/

for you to print for your classroom wall or to send home to families who can join us online, or in your classroom, Thursday Dec 12 6-8pm PST (7-9 Mountain). Students can do astronomical sightings anytime over the next two weeks and then report online about their discoveries in the event chatroom Dec 12-13. We have had RSVPs from classrooms around the world, so expect to have international participants. Student illustrations and photographs are welcomed. If you would like to receive the flyer as a word doc so you can modify it to meet your own local plans, email us and we will send it as an attachment.

Remote Access Telescope –the links to this great University of California resource can be found at http://www.campinternet.net/astronomy/remote_telescope.html 

 

UPDATE: 2002-2003 Native American Heritage Showcase

Camp Internet celebrates Native Heritage all year long with online resources. The special November Native American Heritage Student Showcase is now online at www.campinternet.net/nativeheritage2002  If you have a project to add, email it to camp@campinternet.net. We have new Hopi, Pueblo, and Navajo classrooms starting up in January and look forwards to increasing our multi-cultural programming and audience.