How Will Your Children Spend the Summer?

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Why send your children to camp this summer, when you can give them an Explore Space Experience? Registration is open now to enroll children ages 9 to 14 years in the Space Foundation’s all-day summer programs.

Your future explorers will enjoy a variety of hands-on, immersive activities and experiences based on space and science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). Four week-long themes will keep your explorer engaged in fun and learning this summer.

I heART Space

Two Tracks: Ages 9 – 11 and Ages 12 – 14
Monday – Thursday, June 12 – 15
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Young aspiring artists and designers will embark on a creative journey combining art and space. They will explore the galaxy through hands-on projects, such as creating exoplanet art, learning how to design using a 3D printer and will be challenged to write, create and construct brochures for their own space company and line of fashionable, functional spacesuits.

Mars Survivor

Two Tracks: Ages 9 – 11 and Ages 12 – 14
Monday – Thursday, June 19 – 22
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

By the 2030s, NASA will be sending humans to Mars. Adventurous explorers will learn what it takes to construct a habitat, work and live on Mars. They will be challenged to use critical thinking and engineering skills to survive on Mars and learn to use mechanical advantage pulley systems, how to design habitats using 3D software, how to monitor vital signs using the latest sensor equipment and how to utilize robots to stay safe on Mars.

Sci-Fi World

Two Tracks: Ages 9 – 11 and Ages 12 – 14
Monday – Thursday, July 10 – 13
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Science Fiction many times becomes reality. Imaginative and forward-thinking explorers will gain insight into the process some of our greatest science fiction writers took to develop their stories. They’ll use some of the latest technology to learn about and develop connections between sci-fi movies and real-world space technologies. There will be ample opportunity for explorers to use creativity and imagination to create their own futuristic sci-fi movie.

Jedi Training

Two Tracks: Ages 9 – 11 and Ages 12 – 14
Monday – Thursday, July 17 – 20
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Explorers will learn the ways of the Jedi and utilize the latest in technology to explore our galaxy and other worlds. Using plenty of imagination, they will create their own Jedi equipment, use an iPad and apps to create a special effects movie and will even send messages to far away galaxies using hologram technology. At week’s end, Jedis will participate in a series of challenges using their newly acquired skills.

Registration information and details can be found by clicking here.

This article is part of Space Watch: March 2017 (Volume: 16, Issue: 3).