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S'COOL E-note December, 2008

Greetings from the S'COOL Team! Welcome to Issue #32 of the S'COOL E-note.

This month's E-note includes:

S'COOL is turning 12!

  1. Global Cloud Observation Day
  2. Join us for a webcast
  3. Opportunity for NASA Explorer Schools
  4. The next generation: Introducing Temperature Measurement
  1. Global Cloud Observation Day

    January 13, 2009 will mark the 12th anniversary of the first S'COOL cloud observation report. To mark the day, we invite you to participate in a Global Cloud Observation Day. Please invite anyone you know to participate as well. We will be collecting observations through the S'COOL Rover website, which does not require advance registration. We would especially like to invite former S'COOL student participants to take part in this day.

    Would your local media be interested in this story? Provide us the contact information (name, mailing address, and e-mail or phone number) so that we can send the NASA press release for the event.

  2. Join us for a webcast

    We are planning to have a webcast to celebrate the anniversary. Join us at 2 pm Eastern Time (19:00 UT) for this event. Details on how to access the webcast will be posted on the NASA Digital Learning Network website as the date approaches. Planning for this webcast is still underway, but we hope to bring in a number of people from the S'COOL and CERES teams to talk about what they do and what we are learning from this work.

    Do you have a great S'COOL story? Especially from the early years? Send us a note and maybe we can incorporate it into the webcast.

  3. Opportunity for NASA Explorer Schools

    During the S'COOL webcast, we have the ability to include live videoconference connections to a few other locations. Since NASA Explorer Schools generally have the necessary technology to do this, we are offering that option. If you are an Explorer School and would like to be a live part of the S'COOL webcast, please send us a short note with a suggestion of how you would like to involve your students in this event. We will select a few schools to take part, based on the ideas you propose.

  4. The next generation: Introducing Temperature Measurement

    Looking toward the next 12 years, we want to make sure that a new generation of students will be ready to participate in S'COOL. This month, take a look at a nice lesson aimed at students in grades K-2, Introducing Temperature Measurement.