Boeing Educator Enrichment Day Provides Fun, Challenges for 400 Teachers

The Boeing Company -- as part of its education outreach program -- will host the 9th annual Educator Enrichment Day (EED) Saturday, February 19, 2000, at the Oxford Academy School in the city of Cypress from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There is no charge to attend and teachers will receive professional development and continuing education credits for participation. At this annual event more than 400 teachers from all over the State of California will learn through 28 different workshops innovative methods of teaching math, science and engineering. Educator Enrichment Day is aimed at providing a "fun" hands-on experience for elementary and middle school teachers.

A sampling of some of this year's workshops are "3-2-1 Lift-Off" which demonstrates the basic principles of rocket propulsion in fun ways using very simple low cost materials. "FUNdamentals of Flight" excites teachers about the science of flight from the atmosphere and on into space. Educators will build their own airfoil and wing sections, and test their creations in an operating wind tunnel. Lighter-than-airship (balloon) races are held demonstrating the principles of lift and drag. "Bridge to Nowhere" uses engineering techniques to design and build a bridge using common recyclable household items. Teachers will learn the skills necessary in evaluating structural design, strength, cost, and weight.

"How To Make a Web Page" participants will be shown how to use Netscape and/or Internet Explorer software to develop their own web pages.

Registration still open. Online registration: For more information about the program or a fax application contact Betty Walton at (714) 372- 4742 or Marie Mungaray (714) 372-4739



For further information:
Lea Edgar Petersen
(562) 922-0133