On July 7th and 8th, 2011, 150 members of the public have been invited to attend a special tweetup at Kennedy Space Center to witness the final launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis. Mrs. Patricia Cleveland a fourth grade teacher at Jeffersonville Elementary School in Twiggs County Georgia and twitter user, applied and was accepted for this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Mrs. Cleveland plans on using this opportunity as a professional develpment tool to use in her classroom for the years to come. The event will provide Mrs. Cleveland the opportunity to speak with shuttle technicians, engineers, astronauts, and managers, and to experience the launch of space shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station. Also Mrs. Cleveland will have to opportunity to work and meet with fellow educators, scientists, computer programers, social media specialists, and people from many walks of life that she feels will give her feedback and experiences to share with her classes.
Mrs. Cleveland will travel to Florida July 6th through July 9th, for this experience. The NASATweetup group will have the opportunity to meet many people involved with the space program and receive a tour of Kennedy Space Center on July 7th, and witness the launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis for its final mission on July 8th.
Participants in this activity have to provide for their own travel, lodging and food.
Mrs. Cleveland is looking for sponsors for her trip to help defray the expenses that she will be incuring.
For donations from $5-$50 Mrs. Cleveland will post thank yous to all sponsors on her blog, http://scienceesl.blogspot.com, her Twitter feed @scienceesl, and her facebook page.
For donations from $50-$100 Mrs. Cleveland wil post badges on the sidebar of her blog asking people to visit the webpages of the sponsors of her trip.
For donations from $100-$500 Mrs. Cleveland will do a special "sticky post" advertisement/thank you post on her blog for one week.
For donations of $500 and greater, Mrs. Cleveland will discuss with you, how to thank you!
If you can help in any way no matter how big or how small visit: http://goo.gl/c1Cvs
You can follow Mrs. Cleveland during this experience on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/scienceesl or her blog at http://scienceesl.blogspot.com/ for up to date pictures and information about the trip.
If you would like to donate to this special trip please contact Mrs. Cleveland at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to make this trip possible for Mrs. Cleveland visit http://apps.facebook.com/fundrazr/activity/6eaacaada8bc46c696eb194b7df126e3 or at Go Fund Me and donate to her cause! Every little bit helps from $5.00 to $500.00 what ever you can afford! Sponsorship opportunities abound!