New Horizons Fairbanks

When: 
Monday, February 11, 2013 - 8:00am to Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Multiple locations, Fairbanks, Alaska

The Space Foundation will present a New Horizons education and public outreach program to the communities in and around Fairbanks, Alaska. For the second year in a row, Space Foundation Teacher Liaison Marci Ward, a fourth-grade teacher at Fairbank's Immaculate Conception School, has spearheaded a community fundraising campaign to make the outreach possible.  

The highlight of the New Horizon program will be a series of Audience with an Astronaut presentations for students and the public by Space Foundation Special Adviser - Human Spaceflight Leroy Chiao, Ph.D. As a NASA astronaut, Chiao flew on three Space Shuttle flights, and was commander of Expedition 10, flying for six months onboard the International Space Station.

The Space Foundation team will also present:

  • PreK-12 in-school education programs
  • A daylong Space Across the Curriculum Workshop for teachers
  • Media appearances
  • Community events  

The lead sponsors for New Horizons event are Pogo Mine and the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.

Additional sponsors include BP, the Chena Kiwanis Club, Denali State Bank, the Fairbanks Economic Development Corp., the Fairbanks Kiwanis Club, Fountainhead Development, Inc., Fort Knox Gold Mine, Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Jeffrey and Kelly Brooks , Faith and Paul Walsh , Judy and Johne Binkley, Mary Binkley and Grace Minder.  

Additional sponsorships are available; interested individuals and organizations should contact [email protected].

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