Name of Engagement

Space Explorers Camp

Contact Information

Outreach and Engagement

Contact Details

outreach@jmu.edu

Description

Using JMU’s unique facilities such as the John C. Wells Planetarium and Science on a Sphere- camp-goers will get a perspective of Earth and other planets like an astronaut would. We seek to inspire and excite the next generation of scientists and engineers. This exciting camp will demonstrate to students that science is constantly changing, constantly uncovering new clues about why our universe is the way it is and not some other way. Campers investigate the size and scale of our solar system, learn about the robotic exploration of it, and learn about our own planet Earth and our fragile environment. Our Space Explorers Camp provides hands-on learning opportunities to middle and high school students by using many NASA related STEM educational activities. All teachers and students working with the campers will go through a NASA teacher training program so that they are ready to help your children actively engage in learning about space! We will post more information about the schedule as it is available. Content will vary from last year, for those of you who may be returning. Using JMU’s unique facilities such as the John C. Wells Planetarium and Science on a Sphere- camp-goers will get a perspective of Earth and other planets like an astronaut would. We seek to inspire and excite the next generation of scientists and engineers. This exciting camp will demonstrate to students that science is constantly changing, constantly uncovering new clues about why our universe is the way it is and not some other way. We will ask questions and then use the scientific method to try to answer them! We will investigate the size and scale of our solar system, learn about the robotic exploration of it, and learn about our own planet Earth and our fragile environment! Our Space Explorers Camp provides hands-on learning opportunities to middle and high school students by using many NASA related STEM educational activities. All teachers and students working with the campers will go through a NASA teacher training program so that they are ready to help your children actively engage in learning about space.

Web Presence

http://www.jmu.edu/outreach/programs/all/space-explorers-camp/index.shtml

Involvement

Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

JMU Only, Hburg/Local/VA

Frequency

Recurring Event (Occurs on a regular basis but not continual)

Primary Focus of Program

Education PK-12

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Camp

On/Off campus

On campus

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