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  • PISCES Education and Public Outreach Beth McKnight, McKnight Communications November 10, 2008
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  • Key Audiences Space research and development Business/Industry Local community, citizens of Hawaii Governments: local, state, federal K-16 Educators
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  • Raising Public Awareness Aggressively pursue media coverage. Share space science opportunities with the local community. Take demonstrations to schools and media. Participate in local events. Share educational resources of PISCES and partner organizations.
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  • Key Messages Develops technologies for life in space, which also improve life on Earth. Conducts moon research on lunar-like terrain. Supports exploration missions by all space-faring nations. Provides educational programs, resources. Utilizes Hawaiian expertise, creates jobs.
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  • Connecting with Schools and the Community New UH-Hilo classes, partnership with Colorado School of Mines, UH-Manoa, University of Houston. College team design competitions. K-12 programs, teacher resources, SpaceClass. Technology demonstrations. Talk at Rotary Club, visibility at local events. Cultural Advisory Committee.
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  • Connecting with Schools and the Community
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  • Potential Research Partners Space agencies. Aerospace companies. Private industry: tourism, healthcare, energy, communications, agriculture. Universities. Government agencies.
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  • Why work with PISCES? High-quality, cost-effective research facilities with state support. UH-Hilo faculty, student involvement. Cultural advisors. Public relations experts to spotlight research locally and nationally. We are invested in your success.
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  • Building Successful Partnerships Setting goals, identifying decision-makers, and working together. Clearly defining roles, procedures. Frequent, open communication. Meeting deadlines. Analyzing results, making future plans together.
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  • A Successful Partnership Tests conducted by NASA, Carnegie Mellon University, Michelin, Canada Space Agency, German Space Agency.
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  • Exploration Technology Development Program Public Affairs, Outreach and Education Kimberly W. Land Manager 2008 JUSTSAP-PISCES Conference
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  • Exploration Technology Development Program Charge Gene Kranz, Apollo Flight Director gave keynote speech to attendees of November 2007 Technology Exchange Conference, charged NASA with three must dos: - Proactive public outreach initiatives are critical for public buy-in support along the path of NASA mission completion. - Find media outlets you can trust to be key messengers. - Education outreach is a must to inspire the next generation of NASAs workforce.
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  • Exploration Technology Development Program Goal The goal is to leverage opportunities and partnerships (i.e. PISCES, UHH, Canada, Japan, Michelin, Germany, etc.) to gain media attention via radio and television programs, pod-casts on the web, school visits and contests, interactive satellite presentations to K12-college students world-wide, as well as develop outreach materials and exhibits at conferences, workshops at space industry and NASA events, in order to generate and continue national and global public interest and support. Strategic Outreach Approach radio programs: Discovery Now on NPR; new programs on main-stream radio stations of younger listeners. television programs: NASA 360, History, Discovery and The Learning Channels, PBS programs, and primetime network television spots. pod-casts on the web: NASA Edge and blogging websites to community interest groups school presentations: Coordination with local-state governments. school contests: Essays, videos, pod-casts, web pages, naming of space-craft/robotics missions. Digital Learning Network (DLN) presentations: Interaction with K-12 and college students around the world exhibits and outreach materials: Roll-ups, models, table-top displays and interactive exhibits, posters, stickers, bookmarks, lithographs, brochures, fact sheets, articles as well as press releases. partnerships: museums, space centers, national science organizations, science fairs and clubs, Kiwanis clubs, American Legion groups, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Club, YMCA, other community groups and the commercial industry, PISCES!
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  • 2008 ISRU Field Tests in Hawaii In November 2008, field tests and demonstrations are being conducted to learn how astronauts will someday be able to make their own water and oxygen from the lunar soil. The field tests on Hawaiis Big Island are yielding tremendous successes, both technically and for outreach, enabling future industry collaborations. A stepping stone for the kind of collaborations needed for lunar exploration success. Exploration Technology Development Program