For Immediate Release: SCPS Contact: Michael Lawrence, APR
September 25, 2018 Communications Officer
INDIAN TRAILS MIDDLE SCHOOL TALKS TO ASTRONAUTS ON THE ISS
(WINTER SPRINGS, FL) – Students at Indian Trails Middle School will talk with astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) via Amateur Radio at 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 27th. This activity is part of the ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) Program, which promotes learning opportunities as part of the STEM (Science, Technology, Education and Math) initiative.
The students have been studying the history of the ISS and how life takes place in outer space through a variety of math and science activities. Students also learn about the technologies aboard the ISS as well as the technologies involved with communication through amateur radio.
Amateur Radio organizations sponsor the event by providing equipment and technical support to enable direct contact with the astronauts on the ISS. Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) hopes this event will
encourage an interest in STEM and provide an educational opportunity for the students, teachers, and general public for learning about space exploration, space technologies, and radio science.
WHAT: Radio broadcasted event with the ISS and Indian Trail Middle School students.
WHEN: Thursday, September 27, 2018
Event Begins with Presentations: 1:15 p.m.
ISS Link-up & Student Questions: 1:52 p.m.
Event Ends: 2:10 p.m.
WHERE: Indian Trails Middle School (inside Gymnasium)
415 Tuskawilla Rd. Winter Springs, Florida 32708
*Media, please report to the school’s Front Office upon arrival.
Walt Griffin, Ed.D., Superintendent
Educational Support Center
400 E. Lake Mary Blvd.
Sanford, FL 32773-7127