New Horizons community-centered science enrichment programs include student programs, teacher workshops, field trips, town-hall meetings and astronaut and space professional visits. This holistic approach infuses space-based science, technology, mathematics and engineering (S-STEM) education into the community.
New Horizons Components
- Space Across the Curriculum courses for teachers and pre-service teachers
- Science, Technology and Academic Readiness for Space (STARS) sessions for students
- Sphere courses and programs using Science On a Sphere (SOS)**
- Mars Lab Robotics Courses*
- AGI Space Mission Simulator Courses*
- Space Foundation Discovery Center programs*
- Space In The Classroom sessions, in which space professionals share their experiences in the space industry
- A New Horizons school assembly
- Audience with an Astronaut programs
- XPlore Space field trips that take students out of the classroom and into local space industry businesses
- Participation in community events
- Town Hall Meetings
*New Horizons programs in Colorado
**New Horizons programs in Colorado or in the proximity of another available SOS facility
New Horizons gives teachers instructional tools to keep students interested and motivated through inquiry-based science and have been shown to help increase student attendance and test scores as well as deepen learning environments. In the long term, New Horizons better equips students to compete globally as knowledge-based workers. It also helps the school districts remain relevant and effective in a century marked by rapid innovation.
Contact the Space Foundation via email at [email protected] or via phone at +1.719.576.8000 or +1.800.691.4000.