April 1996 will be the 10th anniversary of the Challenger Center, created to continue the education mission of the Space Shuttle Challenger, lost on January 28, 1986. Challenger Center plans to link students doing the "Marsville" Mars colony activity live by satellite at sites around the U.S. and Canada on April 27, 1996. This day is modeled after the Canadian National Marsville, an event held for the past three years in which Marsville students in four to five cities across the continent have linked up to share their Mars colonization experience with each other and with Canada's astronauts and aerospace engineers. For more information about how you might participate in this special Mars event, contact the Challenger Center at the address below:
The Challenger Center for Space Science Education 1029 N. Royal St., Suite 300 Alexandria, VA 22314
Also contact the Arizona Mars K-12 Education Program (editors of TES News); we are interested in hearing your ideas as to how Arizonans and others in the Western U.S. can participate.