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K12 Teacher Workshop @ Yerkes Observatory

January 12, 2017


The University of Chicago and Yerkes Observatory will host an Enterprise in Space (EIS) teachers workshop on Saturday, January 28th in Williams Bay, WI.  The topic is Small Steps Teaching Space Science Brings Giant Leaps into Space.  The day includes lunch and a tour of historic Yerkes.  Wisconsin K12 teachers interested in attending the day-long program should register right away and notify WSGC.  Upon verification of attendance, WSGC will reimburse up to 10 individuals the $40 registration fee.  



Small Steps Teaching Space Science Brings Giant Leaps into Space 

YERKES January 2017 Workshop:

Ambition, Curiosity, and Reason are taking us into space!  Students who are space career ready will be essential in the leap to space industry.  Together we can take the steps to help students prepare for this New Space World.

In this workshop we will launch into orbit with the Enterprise In Space (EIS) Program and Yerkes Observatory.  You’re invited to join us for this STEAM project-based learning experience to explore the low-Earth orbital environment.  This theme opens the doors to present activities associated with microgravity, orbits, and their environment along with Art/English opportunities.  All are available in the EIS Acadamy.  This is great stuff for both science and non-science 4-12 teachers! 

Participants that register by January 10, 2017 will receive some really cool jaw-dropping free classroom demonstrators.  Attendees will gain access to the EIS Academy, a free resource with amazing space science and astronomy related lesson plans

NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) and CCCR (College, Career and Citizenship Readiness) standards are incorporated in this workshop

*Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics

Questions about this event can be directed to 


Saturday, January 28, 2016
Yerkes Observatory
373 W Geneva Street
Williams Bay, WI

Registration will start promptly at 9:30 amwith the workshop starting promptly at10:00 am, the cost of the workshop is $40.00.

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