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Leveraging Spaceward Bound in Classrooms

photo of students in the field

Michael Wing, Ph.D. Alum of:

Spaceward Bound Namibia 2010
UAR 2011

Thanks in large part to my field experiences with you; my school now has a new for-credit course called “Independent Science Research.” Nearly all of our projects are field oriented.

Students ready launch of balloon

Luther W. Richardson Alum of:

Spaceward Bound Mojave 2007
Mojave 2010 and
Mojave 2011

is doing some amazing teaching in Georgia with instrumented balloons.

Columbus Space Program http://www.columbus2space.org

snap shot of Acta Matt Alner: Alum of

Spaceward Bound Atacama 2006,
MDRS 2007
Mojave 2007, and
Caving research with Jutt Wynn, 2008

Final article as published (pdf):
NASA’s Explorer School and Spaceward Bound programs: Insights into two education programs designed to heighten public support for space science initiatives.
photo of matt with daughter


Matt Alner: Alum of

Spaceward Bound Atacama 2006,
MDRS 2007
Mojave 2007, and
Caving research with Jutt Wynn, 2008

Matt, though busy at home, continues to contribute to student NASA outreach as he passes STEM content to K-12 students and educators world-wide.
Dan Loewen ascending out of the 40 foot drop of Drop Cave

From Daniel J. Loewen

Spaceward Bound Mojave 2007

Since Spaceward bound Mojave 2007, our science programs at the Fresno county Office of Education Court and Community Schools have developed and strengthened.

 

student experiencing analog studies in Australia

From Mark Gargano

Spaceward Bound Mojave 2008
Spaceward Bound Australia 2009 preparation

Student Spaceward Bound Under the Southern Cross: From our ancient past to our space future

 

Mark Gargano in a mars like area of Australia

Mark Gargano

Spaceward Bound Mojave 2008

Looking ahead to Spaceward Bound Australia 2009 and developing some exciting Student Spaceward Bound under the Southern Cross activities.

 
Eileen Poling & Hector in 0 g simulator

From Eileen Poling

Spaceward Bound Mojave 2007

Reunion of Spaceward Bound participants at the NSTA conference

 
photo of Jamie Molaro in lab

Jamie Molaro

Spaceward Bound Mojave 2008

Working at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois

 
Doug & family with petroglyphs

Doug Porter

Spaceward Bound Mojave 2007

Returned from the Mojave. The family and he spent a week in the area hiking and exploring.

 

 
Matt doing research in a cave


Matt Alner: Alum of

Spaceward Bound Atacama 2006,
MDRS 2007
Mojave 2007, and
Caving research with Jutt Wynn, 2008

Here are some pictures of the Caving in 2008 and an update on Matt's follow through on Matt's continued relationship with NASA.
 
field research in upper alaska at toolike Lake

Cathy Campbell

Atacama 2006


Cathy is going to be in upper Alaska at Toolik Lake Field Research Station for the entire month of July 2008.
Here's a link to PolarTrec and to her expedition page

 

 

photo of Matt Allner in the field with students

Matt Allner

Spaceward Bound Atacama 2006,
MDRS 2007
Mojave 2007

Putting a field experience together for students

 

 


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Last Updated: June 2011