Ask some teachers from across the country what they did this summer and they might tell you they were a "mission specialist" involved with a NASA project.


But these teachers weren't exploring space. They were learning how to engage students in an exploration of the earth using tools provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.


One hundred twenty geography, science, and social studies teachers from around the nation spent a week in June attending the "Mission Geography" workshop in Texas.


"Our goal is to excite and educate students about geography, about NASA's research and missions, and about the world in which they

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