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Challenger Learning Centers: Opening Young Minds to Wonders of Space

19 Mar 2012, 19:06 UTC
Challenger Learning Centers: Opening Young Minds to Wonders of Space
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“Inspiring Kids. Inspire people to dream and achieve. Explore beyond the known and familiar. Learn as we go and help others to learn with us.” Such is the mission of forty eight Challenger Centers for Space Science Education who are touching the lives of 400,000 children a year at over 40 centers in the USA, Canada, South Korea, and England. Born out of the despair of the tragic flight of Challenger, the dreams and aspirations of those seven astronauts has risen like a phoenix from the ashes.Just 150 miles away from the Kennedy Space Center is a typical such Challenger Center located at Kirby Middle School in Jacksonville, Florida. Led by Shereé Kearns, Senior Flight Director together with Mission Specialist Julie Aderhold Roach, and a team of 8th grade interns, the center has conducted 2,000 missions since the school was founded in 1997. Approximately 140,000 students have gone through this out of world experience. Recently a TV station, FOX 30, named the CLC as a “cool school.”Read More >>>

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