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December 31, 2012

The 2012 11th Annual HPWREN Users Workshop was held at the San Diego Gas and Electric's Mission Control site

Mike Calcagno, San Diego Gas and Electric, hosted the 11th Annual HPWREN Users Workshop on December 13, 2012 at their Mission Control site.

October 26, 2012

California Space Grant Utilizes HPWREN LIVE Concept to Share Interactive Physics Lesson with Remote Audience

The California Space Grant Team recently led a distance learning activity between the Los Angeles County Fair and physics students at Mountain Empire High School, which is located in rural southeast San Diego County.

September 19, 2012

Workshop Focuses on HPWREN LIVE Lessons Learned, Technology Transfer, and Future Sustainability

More than twenty HPWREN collaborators gathered on Thursday, September 13, at the San Diego Supercomputer Center to discuss the future of the Live Interactive Virtual Explorations (LIVE) pilot project, which has been an education and outreach component of the HPWREN program for almost a decade.

September 18, 2012


Innovative emergency response equipment and technology were showcased today when San Diego regional leaders gathered at Montgomery Field airport to promote cooperative disaster response efforts among government, university and private sector agencies.

September 10, 2012

HPWREN and California Research Learning Center Publish LIVE Findings in Park Science Journal Article

HPWREN staff worked with National Park Service (NPS) employees to conduct a distance learning study at the Old Point Loma Lighthouse and publish the findings in an article in Park Science, which is a journal published by the U.S. Department of the Interior, the NPS, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science, Office of Education and Outreach.

August 26, 2012

Earthquake sequence near Brawley

Very interesting earthquake sequence today, with vertical acceleration records twice the horizontal for the M5.3 at 19:33 UTC. This event was followed by two other events, M5.5 at 20:57 UTC and a M4.8 at 23:33 UTC.

August 23, 2012

Supernovae of the Same Brightness, Cut From Vastly Different Cosmic Cloth: Berkeley Lab researchers make historic observation of rare Type 1a Supernova

Exploding stars called Type 1a supernova are ideal for measuring cosmic distance because they are bright enough to spot across the Universe and have relatively the same luminosity everywhere. Although astronomers have many theories about the kinds of star systems involved in these explosions (or progenitor systems), no one has ever directly observed one - until now.

July 29, 2012

California Wolf Center Collaborates with HPWREN for LIVE Activity for Little Feathers Pre-K Classroom

Earlier this year, HPWREN staff worked with the California Wolf Center to prepare and present a Live Interactive Virtual Exploration activity to a group of youth at the Little Feathers Pre-K, which is located on the Pala Native American Reservation in rural San Diego County. Using Skype, the youth interacted in real-time (video and audio) with a Wolf Center biologist, who was strolling a wolf enclosure at the California Wolf Center.

July 16, 2012

New Web Camera Added to the HPWREN Network

HPWREN recently added another web camera to the network to improve the line of sight for environmental observation of the eastern portion of San Diego County.

May 16, 2012

Pala Native American Learning Center Participates in HPWREN LIVE Activity Focused on Tidepool Vegetation and Animal Life

National Park Service Ranger Rick Jenkins and HPWREN LIVE staff Kimberly Mann Bruch shared southern California coastal vegetation and animal life with Pala Native American Learning Center students in mid-May - using LIVE technology to take the students on a virtual trip to the Point Loma tidepools. The students were able to "touch and feel" several species of seastars, urchins, and clams while talking with Ranger Rick about specific characteristics of these interesting sea creatures.

April 18, 2012

Guadalupe Mountains LIVE Activity Peaks Interest in Animal Science Among Native American Students

On April 18, in conjunction with a LIVE Training Workshop, National Park Service interpreters took a group of Pala Native American Learning Center students on a virtual tour of the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, which is located in west Texas. The students learned about Guadalupe vegetation and animal life with a particular focus on the kangaroo rat, which is also found in San Diego county.

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