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SETI Re: ARGUS Seti Logo

David Ocame ( )
Mon, 31 Aug 1998 23:54:32 -0400

Once upon a time, Dale R. Kubichek wrote:

> Another thing that SETI should look into (like Amateur Radio should do) to
> promote interest is the "adopt a school" program. If SETI members got their
> local school system invvolved in the effort and as a teaching aid - there
> might even be some tax write offs and some donations. But the big thing is
> getting kids involved to open their mind. The retiered SETI types are
> perfect canidates for this type of effort - just like retired HAM's. Gives
> the retirees a purpose and a worth wild effort. Besides may be one of those
> kids might become an astronaut or electrical engineer due to these type of
> efforts -

Dale! Great! I actually had this idea and am in the process of
developing a program for the local high schools. If you have any ideas
on how to approach the school systems, I'd love to hear them. I have
long thought this to be a great project for kids, too! High Schools
could sponsor their SETI Club! Maybe provide space for a dish and even a
closet for the electronics. Though it would take A LOT of car washes to
raise $$ for the equiptment:)