Native Skywatchers 2014

Mon. & Tues June 23-24 at Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College
Thurs. & Fri  June 26-27 at St. Cloud State University

Native Skywatchers Educators & Everyone Workshop:
Ojibwe & D(L)akota Star Knowledge

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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 St. Cloud State University!

Click here register for: Native Skywatchers Workshop at Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College!


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.

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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 $65 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 breakfasts, snacks, lunches and a traditional meal 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
Email: jkolodzne@stcloudstate.edu


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You're invited to...

Native Skywatchers - Reach for the Art in the Sky

  • Art Show
  • Art workshops
  • Anyone can submit artwork for the show that conveys your connection to the Stars!

Join us at the Duluth Art Institute.

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Native Skywatchers - Art Show at the Duluth Art Institute:

May 1 to Aug 31, 2014.

Hope to see you there!


More Native Skywatchers Art Programming coming soon....

Join us. Join the fun!


News: The Native Skywatchers team is presenting this work at the World Indigenous People's Conference on Education, May 19-14, 2014 Honolulu, Hawaii


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the Bush Foundation

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