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HOW TO EARN A CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION


GENERAL INFORMATION:

Teachers can earn a Certificate of Participation for attending any of the seasonal sunrise and sunset gatherings at the U.Mass. Sunwheel.

Teachers interested in a long-term program may attend 4 seasonal sunrise events and 4 seasonal sunset events over the course of 1-2 years. This investment of 10-12 hours, along with the creation of a product which shows evidence of your learning, will enable you to earn PDP's (at the rate of 1 PDP per hour of participation).

Gatherings typically last 1 to 1 and 1/2 hours (see information below). They are held in most types of weather, but are cancelled in the event of rain. To take advantage of earning a Certificate of Participation, please:

  • arrive ~10 minutes before the advertised beginning of the gathering in order to identify yourself
  • sign in and provide contact information
  • complete and turn in an evaluation questionnaire at the conclusion of the gathering


SUNWHEEL GATHERING INFORMATION:

For information on the Sunwheel gatherings, click here.


DIRECTIONS TO THE SUNWHEEL:

For directions from out of town, click here.

For a map showing the Sunwheel on the UMass Amherst campus, click here.



  A project conceived by Dr. Judith S. Young
 Professor of Astronomy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
 e-mail: Judith Young at young@astro.umass.edu

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