Universo, Hispanic Heritage Month Programs, and Universo and StarDate for the Classroom

September 1st, 1997 - August 31st, 2001 | PROJECT

The University of Texas at Austin requests $399,341 to expand the current Universo translations of StarDate into Spanish to more culturally relevant programs for a growing Hispanic audience. Plans include creation of longer programs with a different format for Hispanic Heritage Month for 1998-2000 and creation of complimentary collateral materials for distribution to 200 Spanish- language radio stations. Programs will also be distributed to 1,650 classrooms. A teacher's guide for using Universo in the classroom will be developed in English with activities available in both English and Spanish. A parent's guide to Universo/StarDate will also be produced to encourage parents to get involved in skywatching activities.

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Team Members

Sandra Preston, Principal Investigator, University of Texas at Austin


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 9705340
Funding Amount: 399341


Access and Inclusion: English Language Learners | Ethnic | Racial | Hispanic | Latinx Communities
Audience: Educators | Teachers | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals | Parents | Caregivers | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Space science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Broadcast Media | Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Media and Technology