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February 2002

Huge Glacier Will Move Through Bay Model January 28

The Bay Model in Sausalito, CA will host the Frozen Worlds live broadcast from Alaska and interactive exhibits for Bay Area students January 28 through February 8, 2002. The Arctic and Antarctic regions are intriguing places of learning! For two weeks, the Bay Model brings the Frozen World experience home. This exhibit is sub-titled "Linking Bay Area Watersheds with the Polar Regions of our Earth" and is sure to give you shivers unless you are prepared with expedition clothes and equipment.

Students will be engaged in examining frozen features, trying on expedition gear for a life-like Frozen World experience, feeling the furs, fat and feathers that animals use for insulation, creating recycled art, and learning about how the Arctic, Antarctic and our local watershed are connected through a multimedia experience!

School programs last for two hours and include both a live satellite broadcast from Alaska hosted by school age youth and scientists, and interactive, hands-on exhibits.

Frozen Worlds is the theme of this year's JASON Project, a renowned expeditionary science program started by Dr. Robert Ballard, the discoverer of the Titanic. Desiring to instill in young people a love of learning and exploration, Dr. Ballard started this wonderful program, which is linked to national and California state curricular standards. The JASON Project is a year-long, thematic, interdisciplinary expedition-based science curriculum. Students' experience learning science, mathematics, literature, culture, history and more using this curriculum. The high point of the curriculum is the live broadcasts from Alaska and interactive exhibits at the Bay Model. However, throughout the year, students may participate in live chats with the scientists over the internet, perform interactive web activities related to Frozen Worlds, and complete fun, hands-on activities in their classrooms.

Participating schools from San Francisco, Marin, Oakland, Napa, Sonoma, and other parts of the Bay Area are eager to come. There are still a few openings left for teachers and their classes to come and be a part of this exciting adventure. For more information about the live Frozen Worlds broadcast and exhibits, call Leah Smith 415-332-1851 at the Bay Model Association.

On Saturday, February 2, from 9 AM - 4 PM the JASON broadcast and exhibits are open to the community at large to come and be a part of this exciting adventure. Students are invited to return with their parents, and are encouraged to bring their siblings. Community members of all ages are invited to come and explore. Entrance fees only on Saturday are $3 per adult; children are free. No registration is necessary. Call 415-332-3871 for more information.


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