Academic Technology & Outreach hosts a kite-flying demo for National Kite Month
- Monday, April 23, 2018 from 2:30pm to 4:00pm
- Treeline near South Gatton Parking Lot off 7th (east of outdoor tennis courts)
MSU Academic Technology and Outreach will host a kite-flying demonstration to celebrate National Kite Month and to share information about a NASA outreach program called Aerokats and Rovers Education Network (AREN), which introduces NASA technologies and practices in authentic, experiential learning environments. We use kite-based instruments to gather weather data and capture aerial photography. The goal of AREN is to train the next generation of scientists, engineers, and other professionals to observe and understand our planet Earth through experiential learning using NASA technology and data in real-world settings.
The program is hosted in Montana by Montana State University's National Teachers Enhancement Network, a program of MSU Academic Technology and Outreach.
This demonstration is free and open to all. Participants who want to fly kites must wear close-toed shoes. Sunglasses and a cap with a bill are recommended, as are clothes appropriate for outdoor conditions. All other equipment will be provided. Observers as well as kite-flyers are welcome. People can come any time within the 2:30pm to 4pm window.
Interested observers and participants should RSVP; we will send an alert if the event is canceled.
Please meet at the south end of the South Gatton Parking lot, which is off 7th Ave. east of the outdoor tennis courts (see Google Map)
For more information about NASA AREN at MSU, visit http://eu.montana.edu/nten/aren/