Ever heard of the saying "Reach for the Stars"? Well, now you can!!
We have 2 extremely exciting opportunities , one local and the other, international:
- Mission Discovery Melbourne Program- during the 2018 September School Holidays
- G'Day Space- Kennedy Space Center Camp in Florida USA.- expressions of interest at this stage for 2019 December camp.
At a local level we have on offer the Mission Discovery Melbourne Program Mission Discovery Melbourne program is happening in the September school holidays?
- Australia’s most exciting School holiday Program, inspiring the next generation of leaders.
- 1st time in the Southern Hemisphere. Has run in London, Scotland, USA and India previously.
- Team up with NASA astronaut Steve Swanson and other specialists on the cutting-edge of human experience and exploration and launch ideas into space.
- In teams, participants will develop space science experiments which could benefit the human race.
- The winning experiment will be launched into space and tested aboard the International Space Station!
Participants will have the chance to
- Meet like-minded young people
- Learn the secret to brilliance in learning and discovery
- Spark a passion, perseverance and engagement in science
- Develop creative confidence by thinking without boundaries and constraints
- Become an empowered agent in their own learning with the confidence to change the world
- Have their idea tested by astronauts on the ISS
- Work with an astronaut without having to go to the USA!
Students in years 7-12 can book as individuals on the website (incl parent permission/medical and payment) www.missiondiscovery.com.au .
Program subsidies are available on the website.
MELBOURNE MISSION DETAILS
Dates: The program will run from 24th-28th September 2018. (Please note that although 28th September is a public holiday, the program will still run that day)
Times: 9:30am to 4.30pm daily (registration at 9am on the Monday. Arrival by 9.15 other days)
Location: The University of Melbourne, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, Carrillo Gantner Theatre (Room B02), 325/761 Swanston St, Parkville VIC
This is an extraordinary event that would certainly provide an opportunity for our students to apply their creativity and problem solving skills, all while working with a range of people, whom they would otherwise never have the chance to collaborate with.
Please consider the timing and cost of this event and let me know if your child would be interested in attending this unique event.
G'DAY Space- Kennedy Space Center Camp
As America's spaceport, the Kennedy Space Center in Florida is recognized worldwide as the place where space exploration takes flight. At Kennedy, this preeminence provides a unique educational backdrop in support of the NASA educational goals to inspire, engage, educate and employ.
Emphasising STEM, the Kennedy Space center brings STEM to life by hearing form space experts, experiencing real flows spacecraft, and engaging in interactive simulators and exhibits. Students participate in hands on learning scenarios whereby they must put into practice scientific reasoning skills, analytical skills, lateral thinking design skills and the ability to challenge each others thinking in constructive ways. Students also have the opportunity to conduct real science experiments, solve engineering challenges using robotics and defy gravity in a microgravity simulation.
Students can experience the wonders of space like nowhere else in the universe- going behind the gates to NASA's restricted areas and launch pads, standing next to the Space Shuttle Atlantis (that flew in space more than 30 times), touch a moon rock, walk under the largest rock ever launched at the Apollo/Saturn V Center and learn how NASA is preparing for future missions.
This is a 10 day program, where students visit:
- NASA Kennedy Space Centre (Day 1 to 5)
- San Francisco- USS Hornet and Golden Gate Bridge (Day 5 to 6)
- Los Angeles- Knott's Berry Farm Physics Program ( Day 7)
- Los Angeles- Universal Studios and leave for Australia ( Day 8 to 10)
This is an all inclusive tour (excluding government taxes of $198 pp) - airfares, coaches, accommodation, travel insurance and most meals.
Students would travel with a teacher from our college.
The cost of the tour is approximately $5,595.
In term 4 we will be arranging a representative to come and speak to students in year levels 8 to 11 to explain further about this once in a lifetime opportunity and to gauge interest.
If the tour was to go ahead, we would be working on a tour date in December 2019.
If you think your child would be interested in participating in this tour, please contact Judy Anderson on 95615811, for further information.