Astronaut Training is January Homeschool Day Theme

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The Space Foundation Discovery Center’s new Homeschool Day program is off to a good start with about 50 students attending each session. The program is held for 90 minutes, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., one afternoon each month, with activities appropriate for ages 5 to 18 years.

The theme for Jan. 15 will be “Train Like an Astronaut,” focusing on the effects of weightlessness on the human body, and using some of the equipment that astronauts use to train for space.

Homeschool Day at the Discovery Center uses hands-on science activities to reinforce learning about space and STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

“These activities are a great way to meet other homeschoolers in the area and help enrich your child’s learning experience,” said the Discovery Center’s director Travis Schenck.

Reserve a space in advance for the Jan. 12 Homeschool Day by emailing [email protected]. Homeschool Day activities are included in general admission to the Discovery Center.

About the Space Foundation Discovery Center
The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region’s only space, science and technology attraction, and is located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive in Colorado Springs, just off of Garden of the Gods Road. The Discovery Center is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Discovery Center daily admission fees are $10 for adults, $7.50 for seniors (age 65+), $7.50 for college students with I.D., $4.50 for children ages 4-17. Children age three years and younger are admitted free. Military rates are $5.00 for adults with I.D., and $4.00 for military children ages 4-17 with I.D. Military includes active duty, guard, reserve or retiree with I.D.

The Discovery Center is closed during holiday breaks and extreme weather. For more information, visit, or call the Space Foundation at 719.576.8000.

This article is part of Space Watch: January 2015 (Volume: 14, Issue: 1).