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Celebrating Science in Colorado Springs

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Colorado Springs students and parents learned about rockets, robots and even got to hold a snake at the Space Foundation Festival of Science Aug. 25 at Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy. More than 350 people, mostly Swigert middle-school students and their parents and siblings, attended the event, which featured a wide variety of local science, education and technology organizations.

Participating organizations included:

Cool Science
Colorado Springs Rocket Society
Daniels Long Chevrolet
Imagination Celebration
Estes Rockets
Pikes Peak Library District
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
Science Matters in Colorado
Shades of Blue
The Wildlife Experience
Trailblazer Elementary School
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, CSTEME
University of Colorado Students for Exploration and Development of Space
University of Colorado at Boulder Astrobiology Club

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About the Space Foundation Connection with Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy
The Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy is a public middle school created in 2009 through a partnership between the Space Foundation and Colorado Springs School District 11. It is named in honor of Colorado native and astronaut John L. “Jack” Swigert. The Academy uses space themes and principles to teach a broad range of subjects, with focus on improving students’ proficiency in science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics (STEAM). The Space Foundation Discovery Institute is located on the campus of the Swigert Academy and is the home base for Space Foundation education programs, housing classrooms, a Mars Yard, an Educator Resource Center and the AGI Space Missions Simulator.

Pictured: Scenes from the Space Foundation Festival of Science



This article is part of Space Watch: September 2011 (Volume: 10, Issue: 9).