Challenger Center Excites Communities About Space Exploration
To be chosen as a host location, Challenger Center reviewed applications from close to 20 Centers outlining their specific plans for a potential event. Once selected, each Center focused its planning around one of three themes: New Worlds – New Discoveries, I’m the Mars Generation, or Eyes on Earth. Centers participated in virtual professional development trainings hosted by NIA to help prepare for the events and to learn about different resource and hands-on activities available to incorporate into their special day.
The events at the 10 different Challenger Learning Centers will offer STEM-enriched activities to a variety of audiences and age groups, including children, parents and teachers. In addition to program-specific activities, the Centers can utilize the knowledge learned during the training sessions to enhance existing initiatives.
Challenger Learning Centers participating in the collaboration, include:
New Worlds – New Discoveries