Registration for the NASA Astro Camp professional development camp is now open! Educators will receive introductions and training to NASA Astro Camp lessons consisting of student-centered, standards-based STEM activities that utilize NASA resources to give to educators, leaders, and facilitators. With this opportunity, you will learn new STEM lessons to bring back to your classroom and be provided with engaging and high-quality learning experiences. Free registration ends April 17th, 2023. A material and lesson plan kit for the lessons covered during this professional development opportunity will be provided for each educator in attendance.
Iowa Space Grant Consortium, along with affiliate partners, will sponsor a limited number of hotel rooms for educators to stay in for Astro Camp before the conference on May 11th at the Ames Gateway Hotel. This will be a first come first serve basis. We hope you will join us for Astro Camp 2023!
Registration Link: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/ba7c7cace8854e61a9865bc2ba4ade22
NASA’s ASTRO CAMP Community Partners Program is goal focused on collaborating with all community partners to:
- Inspire youth, families, and educators to explore the realms of Space and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, STEM, increasing and sustaining youth and public engagement through authentic NASA STEM experiences.
- Present nationally aligned math and science principles – based on NASA missions current and past – through fun, hands-on activities, teaching teams of youth to work together to complete analog missions using models of evidence-based approaches with NASA resources.
- Integrate NASA’s unique resources and expertise through exposure with prepared educational materials, presentations, and connections to NASA scientists, astronauts, and engineers with immersion into the most current NASA missions focusing on Human Explorations in Space targeting the return to the Moon and onto Mars, and fostering the dreams to explore farther for the next generations.
- Spark all students’ interest in learning the unique basics of NASA Earth and space science, technology applications, engineering, rocketry, robotics, and computer science, focusing program outreach to historically under-served and under-represented groups, thus tracking the increase and quality of STEM learning opportunities with exposure to NASA STEM career possibilities for their future while having fun.
More NASA Science Resources can be found at: https://science.nasa.gov/learners/science-activation-teams