Native Skywatchers 2015 - Two day Workshops.

Mon & Tues, June 8 & 9, 2015 at Fond du Lac Tribal & Comm. College
Thur & Fri, June 11 & 12, 2015 at MN Dept. of Education - St. Paul

Native Skywatchers Educator & Community Workshop:
Ojibwe & D(L)akota Star Knowledge

Registation is now open!

Sponsored by: 
NASA/MN Space Grant & St. Cloud State University in collaboration with Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College.

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Click here to register for: Native Skywatchers Workshop at Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College - June 8 & 9!

Click here to register for: Native Skywatchers Workshop at the MN Dept. of Education, St. Paul - June 11 & 12!



Purpose:  The Native Skywatchers Middle School Teacher Workshop is designed for all educators & persons interested in increasing their knowledge of Ojibwe and D(L)akota Star Knowledge.  Included in the workshop are multiple hands-on activities so participants will be able to experience the culture and the science in the most authentic and meaningful way possible. 

Who Should Attend:  K-16 educators; students in teacher training programs; those involved with the education of American Indian students including classroom teachers, teacher aides, curriculum specialists, library media specialists, guidance counselors, home-school coordinators, Title IX/JOM coordinators and administrators; tribal education staff; college and university faculty, staff and administrators; and all others interested.

Click here for More Information on: Native Skywatchers Research & Programming



Annette Lee
(Lead Facilitator & Organizer)

Carl Gawboy

Carl Gawboy


William Wilson

Jeff Tibbetts

Jeff Tibbetts

Jim Rock

Jim Rock

Charlene O’Rourke

Charlene O’Rourke

Registration Information:  Cost is $75 per person. Registration fees include a notebook, copies of Native Skywatchers curricula CD, Ojibwe & D(L)akota star map  for classroom use, and other print materials. Continental breakfast and lunch each day are also included. Participants are responsible for their own lodging, transportation, and meals other than those provided.


Teachers Continuing Education Credit (CEU) - The Native Skywatchers (NSW) Workshop will provide teachers with 16 CEU's for participation in the entire workshop.
A 2014 certificate of NSW completion indicating 16 CEU's will be issued on The American Indian Center Letterhead according to Minnesota Rule 8710.7200,


Special needs:  Please call American Indian Center (at 320-308-5449) if you require an ASL interpreter or other special accommodations. (Note that special hotel room accommodations must be made directly with the hotel when you reserve your room).


Lodging:  Participants are responsible for their own lodging.

For Questions Contact:

Annette S. Lee
Assistant Professor of Astronomy & Physics
Native Skywatchers Director & SCSU Planetarium Director
St. Cloud State University
Physics, Astronomy and Engineering Science Dept.

Jim Knutson-Kolodzne, Director
American Indian Center
Telephone: 320-308-5447


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