The Natural Partners Program was established in 1997 and was responsible for developing on average six distance learning modules a year that were Smithsonian based
and supported National Education Standards. Each module or unit integrated content with the following technologies: live two-way video conferencing, electronic field trips,
interactive curricula-based web sites, development of both internet and intranet sites, satellite broadcast and a variety of multimedia presentations and products. The development
of each module required coordination of a team made up of representatives from the various partners that made up the Natural Partners. Beyond these programmatic initiatives,
Natural Partners was responsible for building the public side of the virtual, digital museum. This includes creating a publicly accessible, educationally meaningful digital
collection of over 100,000 objects and associated text material. From this foundation, a series of virtual tours, field trips, and on-line activities was created. These materials
came to the Archives upon the disbanding of the Natural Partners Program in the fall of 2006. Materials include brochures, color slides and photographs, clippings, correspondence,
grant proposals, website information, curriculum, maps, architectural drawings, and video and audio cassettes.
Lewis and Clark: On the Lolo Trail (Video recording : 1999)
Search for the Giant Squid (Video recording : 1999)
Under the Volcano: A Remote Sensing Expedition (Video recording : 1999)
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
1996-2000 and undated
This accession consists of audiovisual materials documenting videos produced by the National Museum of Natural History, Office of Education. Videos were primarily created
for exhibitions or for use in the classroom and include, "Lewis and Clark: On the Lolo Trail;" "Search for the Giant Squid;" "Under the Volcano: A Remote Sensing Expedition;"
several electronic field trips; video projections; kiosk installations; and other video. Materials include final productions as well as camera footage for some productions
and an intellectual property agreement for "Search for the Giant Squid." Videotape formats include VHS, Digital S, Betacam SP, 3/4" U-matic, and Hi-8 as well as several types
of computer disks.
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing copies are not currently available. Viewing copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
This collection consists of 49 scanned photographs relating to Sylvia Achter and her aviation career. The scans were produced by the National Air and Space Museum's Archives Division, from originals lent by, and returned to, Ms. Achter.
Biographical / Historical:
Sylvia Achter (b. 1968) has amassed over 3000 hours of commercial flying hours, including over 800 agricultural spraying hours. Born and raised in Alberta, Canada, she graduated from Lethbridge Community College in 1989, and is currently taking distance education courses from Oregon State University. From 1995 until 1997 Achter was first a flight attendant, and then a charter line pilot, with First Air / Ptarmigan Airways (Northwest Territories). From Ptarmigan Airways, Achter moved to NTair Inc. (Prince George, British Columbia), where she was a scheduled and charter line pilot. She then worked from 1998 until 2000 as a charter and medevac airline pilot for Alkan Air (Whitehorse, Yukon), and also as a charter line pilot for Centennial Flight Center (Edmonton, Alberta). From May of 2000 until June of 2002, Achter worked at ranches, feed yards and Can-Am Horse Transport before becoming employed in March of 2002 by Tri-Rotor Spray and Chemical, a Division of J & L Smith Farms, located in Ulysses, Kansas. Over her aviation career, she has flown the following aircraft: Beech Super King Air 200; De Havilland DHC-7 Twin Otter: Piper 30, PA-31-350 Navaho Chieftain, PA-44 Seminole, and PA-18 Super Cub: Cessna 340, 337 Skymaster, 206 Super Skywagon, 182P Skyland, 172 Skyhawk, 152/150, and 188A Ag Wagon; Air Tractor AT-402; and Ayres Thrush S2R 550. She is a member of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA), and has a Kansas Pesticide Applicators License.
Achter, Sylvia., Gift, 2003
No restrictions on access.
e-learning for management and marketing in libraries : papers presented at the IFLA Satellite Meeting Section Management & Marketing/Management & Marketing Section, Geneva, Switzerland, July 28-30, 2003 / edited by Daisy McAdam = e-formation pour le marketing et le management des bibliothèques / edité par Daisy McAdam
e-formation pour le marketing et le management des bibliothèques
IFLA Satellite Meeting (2003 : Geneva, Switzerland) Search this