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October 2000 TOPS Newsletter

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Please let Bev or Mary know if you will be attending the session. IF YOU CAN ATTEND, please have your sharing ready of problems, concerns, what worked, new ideas, etc. If you have conducted workshops, you can share what you learned, etc., and offer words of wisdom. Remember, this is an ohana session to continue our "bonding"....both personally and professionally. An agenda will be forthcoming. Would you be interested in the great $5 pili wraps from Manoa marketplace? Eating and talking?

IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND, please send Bev or Mary a progress report of what activities you have done in your classroom, along with evaluations of their effectiveness to promote student learning. Also, please report on any workshops you've conducted. If you would like us to share your problems, concerns, new ideas, etc., with others on Oct. 28, please send those, also. If you want to send your report as an email or email attachment, that's fine. Mary and I can both receive attachments at our ATT email addresses. We like to receive PC Word or Excel files; otherwise please send plain text or html files.

We are working on making a secure area on the TOPS Web site where we can share problems, concerns, tips, etc., as well as addresses and other personal information. Only TOPS 2000 teachers and those of us who work on the Web site would have access to this information. We hope this will be a resource for those of you especially who cannot attend our ohana sessions. We'll let you know when this is ready and the access procedure.


Doris, Leilani, Blue, Mary, and Kehau have volunteered to help with the demos. We would like to have more volunteers to help us for an hour or two. Please contact Bev or Mary Kadooka this week.


Please let Mary know if you plan to attend so that she can let everyone know who will be there. Friday October 20
  • 18:00-19:00 -- Registration, Refreshments, Trading Post, Membership Booths. Registration is free if you belong to one of the sponsoring organizations. If you are not a member, you need to join to attend the conference. HaSTA dues are $18.
  • 19:00-19:15 -- Introductions, Opening Remarks
  • 19:15-20:15 -- Is Hawaii's Coastal Zone Sustainable? Dr. Chip Fletcher, Geology/Geophysics
Saturday October 21
  • 07:30-08:15 -- Registration, etc.
  • 08:30-09:30 -- Deep Impact Mission - Dr. Karen Meech, IFA Astronomer
  • 09:30-10:00 -- State Direction (Standards Implementation) - Justin Mew, State Science Specialist
  • 10:15-11:15 -- Concurrent Sessions
    • Life on Earth & Elsewhere - TOPS L. Wright
    • "Water Quality in HI" - Dr. Eric de Carlo
    • Chemistry, Make and Take - J. Laszlo
  • 11:30-12:30 -- Concurrent Sessions
    • Archeoastronomy - TOPS A. Ikeoka, Mililani Mark and Scott
    • "Searching for Life on Mars" - Dr. Jeff Taylor
    • repeats and the Marine Section meeting

TOPS 2001

We are in the process of distributing brochures about the next workshop. You should be receiving some brochures in the next week or so. If you need more than you receive, please contact Bev. We would appreciate it if you request brochures from Bev to hand out at any workshops you do or professional meetings that you attend.

Last Updated on October 12, 2000

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Karen Meech, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii