Note: All summer programs are cancelled for 2020.

To the Moon and Beyond!

Our initial intention was to provide hands-on activities in outdoor, classroom and laboratory settings, designed to engage elementary and middle school-aged students’ interest in science and STEM careers. We are now in the process of revamping our program to an online format, looking toward the potential to provide hands-on kits over the summer and in-person experiences in Fall. This would include activities related to (1) the moon; (2) the NASA Artemis Program; (3) living in space; (4) STEM careers and training in related areas; and, historic and contemporary STEM professionals of color, including those affiliated with NASA.

Stay tuned for more details!

To the Moon and Beyond Space Activities you can try at home


A Celebration of Life backgrounD information

The African American Ethnic Academy and the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute (BTC Institute), both 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organizations, have collaborated for 25 years to offer A Celebration of Life, a summer science program for upper elementary and middle school students. Open to all students, an important goal of this partnership is to support underrepresented students’ interest in the life sciences and provide them with the tools for success in school.

In addition to developing knowledge and abilities associated with scientific investigations in field and laboratory settings (e.g. formulating and testing hypotheses, utilizing problem-solving skills, learning and demonstrating correct techniques), students are challenged to develop their communication skills (e.g. through teamwork, journals, presentations to parents and family members). They are also encouraged to express and develop their creativity in numerous ways. Information regarding STEM professionals of color throughout history is shared, and role models of color are key players in program activities.