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Paper Plate Education
"Serving the Universe on a Paper Plate"

Paper Plate Education is the evolving, cumulative efforts of many individuals.  Wayne James introduced the concept to colleagues at the Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA), which has since facilitated and encouraged the open exchange of ideas, lesson plans, techniques, and applications.  Primary support for this endeavor comes from DePaul University, the Office of Space Science Center for Education and Outreach, the Space Telescope Science Institute, the GLPA Executive Committee, GLPA members, and Bernhard Beck-Winchatz.  All images are by Chuck Bueter, unless otherwise noted.

Contributors to the Paper Plate Education initiative include, but are not limited to, the following people:

Wade Allen, Dori Anderson, David Batch, John Beach, Kevin Becker, Tom Benson, Bernhard Beck-Winchatz, Jeanne Bishop, Sara Bobay, Bob Bonadurer, Anne K. Brown, Chuck Bueter, Eric Bueter, Sarah Bueter, Paul Bukhovko, Chris Centi, Larry Ciupik, Margie Collier, Jim Comienski, Dave DeRemer, Mary Dynes, Doris Forror, Heather Galbraith, Bradford Hansen-Smith, Ron Hipschman, Tony Hoty, David Hurd, David Jabon, Wayne James, Nancy Jones, Art Klinger, Joe Koliecki, Peter Langford, Beverly Lynds, Norm Mackay, Karimi Mackey, Sharon Mendonsa, Peter Michaud, Ken Miller, Chris Mullen, Dawn Mulliss, Lynn Narasimhan, Wali Neal, Becky Nelson, Gary Norcia, Joe Orman, Chris Peat, Richard Robinson, Ina Rosenberg, Chaiyapong Ruangsuwan, Matthew Rumley, Jeff Sanders, Katie Schwertfeger, Keith Shafer, Patty Shepelak, Clyde Simpson, Carrie Smith, Matt Sorrick, Lisa Soto Kile, Amy Southon, John Stokes, Carol Tarnoff, Gary Tomlinson, Rainer Voigt, April Whitt, Fergus Wilde, and Gene Zajac.   Surely there are others out there.

Supporting groups include students of Prairie Vista Elementary School; students of the Shaker Heights School District; teachers of the Paper Plate Astronomy Workshop at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History; students of Ruffing Montessori School; Joshen Paper & Packaging Co.; Cleveland Museum of Natural History; Lake Erie Nature & Science Center; NASA; students of Stanley Clark School; teachers of the AFTAPP program through the African American Museum, the Great Lakes Planetarium Association, and the Cleveland Regional Association of Planetariums; campers and staff at YMCA Camp Eberhart; students of St. Pius X Catholic School.  The transit of Venus clearinghouse is supported in part by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.  Apologies to anyone who has been inadvertently omitted from this list.  

Many thanks to you all for sharing your thoughts, time, criticism, energy, imagination, and enthusiasm.  It has been a wonderfully potent mix.

"Paper Plate Ed"
  

 

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