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Girl Scout Event
Had a good time at the Girl Scout event on Sunday. This is the Girl Scouts "Thinking Day on the Air" event. It was Sunday 02/17/2002 We had about 80 girls scouts attend. They really like talking on the radio! I had them talking on two meters to Mike K4HBI (my section managers husband) at Sci-Trek from the ham shack there. In the pictures you will see: Andrea Hartlage, Carol Gann, and Bill Carter, KG4GXG
Here are some photos taken at the Event
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The Big Project
Taken from the ARRL web site
mateur Radio is best known to the general public for its role in emergency communications during disasters. Despite many advances in communications technology, emergency management agencies and relief organizations continue to call upon Amateur Radio for assistance and to respect the contribution made by radio amateurs during times of crisis. For its licensees, Amateur Radio is not only an opportunity to serve the community during emergencies but also a source of friendship, recreation, and personal growth. In addition, many people began their path towards careers in electronics and wireless communications with experiences in Amateur Radio as children and teenagers.

Amateur Radio is a significant resource for the classroom teacher in the education of America's youth for life and work in a global, technological society. Applications of Amateur Radio in the classroom help students become employable, informed, conscientious citizens. ARRL, the National Association for Amateur Radio, has developed an education project to introduce teachers to this resource and enable them to make the most effective use of it in their classrooms.

Why should teachers consider using Amateur Radio in their classrooms? Amateur Radio is an ongoing activity on the International Space Station. A new Amateur Radio satellite AO -- 40 has just been launched opening up more possibilities for students to study the role of satellites in wireless communications. The Federal Communications Commission has modernized Amateur Radio licensing requirements making it less complicated for teachers to earn a class of license that allows them to supervise a full range of Amateur Radioactivities. Employers need workers who are familiar not only with computers but also with wireless communications concepts. Amateur Radio emphasizes self-challenge, the value of life-long learning, and the importance of participation in public service.

To encourage teachers who may not be aware of the educational potential of Amateur Radio, the ARRL has developed the Amateur Radio Education Project that will include the following: Classroom Bookshelf -- provides schools with publications related to the use of technology in wireless communications. On-Line Sourcebook -- provides tips and ideas for teaching wireless technology to youth in schools, community groups and clubs. Radio Lab Handbook -- handbook of lesson plans and projects to help teachers provide authentic, hands-on technological experiences for their students. Stations in Schools -- provides Amateur Radio equipment to establish a school station, for qualifying schools. Progress Grants -- grants awards to teachers currently using Amateur Radio in their classrooms.

The goal of the Amateur Radio Education Project is to improve the quality of education by providing an educationally sound curriculum focused on wireless communications. The project emphasizes integration of technology, math, science, geography, writing, and speaking and social responsibility within a global society.

School teachers interested in incorporating Amateur Radio into their curriculum, using it as an enrichment program or as a club activity are welcome to apply to become a Pilot School. Teachers currently using Amateur Radio in the classroom are welcome to apply for a Progress Grant to assist them in maintaining their station or enhancing their program.

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