What goes better with an after-school snack than a visit to space? Space After School, a new program from Virtual Camp Kennedy Space Center will bring all the wonder and excitement of space exploration into the comfort and safety of homes nationwide when it launches on October 19.
Brought to participants live from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Space After School, a five-day program, will be offered three times each day. Each section will last about an hour and a half and will be offered at either 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m., or 7 p.m. ET. During the program, campers will engage in hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math activities, perfect for elementary school-age students.
Each of the five Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex virtual sessions will be centered on NASA-based science and engineering and themed per day as follows:
- Monday: Rocketry – Forward to the Moon
Campers complete hands-on missions based on the Apollo and Artemis programs
- Tuesday: To the Moon and Back
By building an interactive, campers learn more about the Apollo program
- Wednesday: Space Shuttle Program
Campers learn about the Space Shuttle Program in hands-on activities
- Thursday: International Space Station
Mission challenges inspired by the International Space Station
- Friday: Life on Mars
Campers travel virtually to Mars, where they practice skills needed to live on another planet
The $65 (plus tax) per session cost includes a kit containing supplies for the activities, which will be mailed approximately one week prior to the start of the program. Additional Space After School kits are available for $25 (plus tax).
For more information and to register for Space After School, visit www.kennedyspacecenter.com.Follow us for more updates: