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The Sister Mountain Project Workshop - Japan 2012

The Second Sister Mountain Project Workshop will be held in the Mount Fuji area in August 2012. The purpose of this second workshop is to provide the Japanese Staff the opportunity to present lesson plans, examples of activities, and provide field trips in the area surrounding Mount Fuji. The educators will share examples of student work from previous lessons, update each other on the state of lesson plans, share new lesson plans, and renew relationships.

This workshop will focus on the five interpretive themes:

  • Physical processes
  • Ecosystems
  • Human Culture
  • Stewardship
  • International Cooperation

Did You Know?

Excerpt from a page of Kenneth Arnold's report showing notes and sketches of the

On June 24th, 1947, pilot Kenneth Arnold sighted nine strange objects "flying like a saucer would" passing by his plane as he flew near Mount Rainier. His encounter is considered the first widely reported UFO sighting, and triggered many similar accounts of "flying saucers".