Note: All in-person summer programs are cancelled for 2020.

ON-line: To the Moon and Beyond!

A Celebration of Life XXV: To the Moon and Beyond!  is now in session, from June 15th until July 31st. During this time frame, your child is challenged to complete at least three activities from our growing list or from the mission pack we will send out.  Please  share your student’s work via e-mail with Aidan Holmes. (If you have questions, she will work with you to determine the easiest way for you to do so.)

If you complete the mission you will receive a Moon magazine, a button, a certificate, and will be entered into a raffle to win an additional prize. Prizes will be awarded for completion after July 31st.

New activities will be added each week, as 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. You are free to do any of these activities at any time throughout the program.

If you have registered a child, please check your email for updates on activities and mission packs!

We are hoping to be able to provide in-person experiences in Fall.

Many thanks to the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium, a member institution of the national network of Space Grant Consortia funded by NASA’s National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, for Special Initiatives Program funding to support these efforts!

For more information, please contact Barbara Bielec or Aidan holmes — thank you!

Additional Space Activities
more activity ideas for elementary and middle school students: SCIENCE-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.