As Jannita Demian said, Discovery is all about wide open opportunities. Beautiful Bozeman, Montana seems to be the perfect place for educators to explore them.
The first day of DENSI started off with registration, a photo op with Lance Rougeux and a networking activity during dinner. Participants had the opportunity to talk to and get pictures taken with Reed Timmer of Storm Chasers, as well.
The opening session after dinner was exciting and we were given a peek at the week ahead. We also had the opportunity to listen to Reed Timmer talk, show videos, talk, and show videos. Every bit of his talk was fascinating and it was so cool to see the passion he has for what he does, and for getting kids excited about STEM. The videos were breathtaking and exciting – it takes a special courage to run towards a storm. Reed showed us the new opportunity we all have to watch a live feed when he is storm chasing. The website is the first of its kind that can be viewed on mobile devices. Bookmark TVNweather Live and check back for the action!
The brand new DEN finger was given to Lea Anne Daughrity, of Texas, and David Tchozewski, of Michigan, for all their hard work creating an ebook with information about all of the DENSI attendees.
The greatest thing I witnessed today was something that I had seen before and seems to be a standard for DEN events. Before registration had even begun, educators were making connections, talking about new project opportunities, and learning from each other. It’s the DEN way!
The entire DEN team will continue keeping you informed on Facebook and Twitter (look for the hashtag #DENSI2012). If you would like to watch the DENSee videos, they will be hosted on this playlist as they are uploaded.