Hands-on Immersive STEM Learning is Focus of Space Center Houston’s Summer Day Camps

HOUSTON, April 16, 2018 – Space Center Houston puts children on the pathway to STEM learning during the nonprofit’s summer day camps, June 4-Aug. 17.

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“We have a variety of age-appropriate, educational and inspirational camp experiences,” said Daniel Newmyer, the center’s vice president of education. “Robotics challenges and space-themed interactive activities are all set among our 400-plus things to see and do here.”

Campers ages 4 through 11 engage in STEM learning to drive curiosity and achievement, discovering how science and technology can solve problems for astronauts traveling to Mars.

Camps feature a learning laboratory environment that will explore the mission from the journey to Mars to surviving on its inhospitable surface. Hands-on science activities include rocketry, coding, robotics, geology and habitat design.

Each camp is five days and immerses campers in all that Space Center Houston has to offer, including the Mission Mars exhibit and the new summer exhibit Above and Beyond, a high-flying experience into the future of aerospace technology. It also offers the unique opportunity to go inside the working facilities at NASA Johnson Space Center.

“Our unique, authentic and hands-on learning environment fuels campers’ imaginations to ponder boundless ‘what if’ and ‘why can’t we’ statements,” Newmyer said.

Do your part to help inspire the next generation of explorers whose creative minds could solve the challenges of reaching the red planet. Register today before camps fill up by visiting spacecentercamps.org or call +1 (281) 283-4755.

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The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit science and space exploration learning center with extensive educational programs. Space Center Houston is the cornerstone of its mission to inspire all generations through the wonders of space exploration. The center draws 1 million visitors annually, was called “The Big Draw” by USA Today and generates a $73 million annual economic impact in the greater Houston area. Space Center Houston is a Smithsonian Affiliate and the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center. More than 250,000 teachers and students from around the world visit the center annually to experience our educational space museum with more than 400 things to see and experience. For more information, go to www.spacecenter.org.

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