Coming to Northern Virginia in 2021, the Challenger Center creates unique STEM-centered learning experiences for kids of all ages. Challenger Center specializes in a variety of STEM-related programs designed for middle school-age students, including space-themed simulation-based experiences led by real flight directors.
The Pearl Project Institute for Innovation In STEM Literacy has launched its fundraising campaign to bring a Challenger Center and it's experiential Space Science to Northern Virginia in 2021.
What is Challenger Center
Interstellar Thinking in STEM: The Challenger Learning Center slated for a 2021 opening in Northern Virginia is a unique, interactive learning environment designed to give middle School, High School, adults, educators and corporate executives the opportunity to be part of an exciting simulated space-themed Mission. A visit to The Pearl Project Institutes’ Challenger Learning Center fosters “Interstellar Thinking” needed in S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, math) careers. in youth and adults through NASA based simulated space mission - it's an interactive learning experience that incites creative problem solving, disruptive critical thinking, and collaborative design thinking by assuming the roles scientists, engineers, researchers, and astronauts.
How Challenger Center Works
A unique, interactive learning environment designed to give middle School, High School, adults, teachers and corporate executives the opportunity to be part of an exciting simulated space-themed Mission. Content influenced by NASA, NOAA, and other various subject matter experts have consulted on content and provided real-life data. Scheduled to open in the year 2021, participants will immediately become immersed in an interactive and experiential scenario that exudes problem-based learning and critical thinking skills. Collaboration and teamwork drive each space-themed mission while students act like engineers, astrologists, communication experts and mechanical engineers.
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