Holly Reynolds of Satsuma City Schools joined Paul Benton and Susan Arnette of Baldwin County at SPACE CAMP this summer
Holly Reynolds of Satsuma City Schools, along with Paul Benton of Bay Minette and Susan Arnette of Perdido, Alabama, recently attended SPACE CAMP® at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, NASA’s official Visitor Information Center for Marshall Space Flight Center.
The educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while training students and adults with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and decision-making.
Reynolds, Benton and Arnette were part of the Space Academy for Educators Program, which is designed for teachers who want to advance education in the STEM fields. They experienced astronaut simulators and took a virtual tour into space to save the International Space Station.
Trainees also followed lesson plans based on NASA content (which is correlated to the National Science Education Standards) and received content and knowledge to pass on to their students in the classroom. Educators earn 45 hours of continuing education credit and can potentially earn graduate credit through the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
To find out how to train like an astronaut, visit www.spacecamp.com or call 1-800-63 SPACE.