LS Teacher Sarah Brown Attends Space Exploration Educators Conference
Lower School Integrative Science and Engineering Teacher, Sarah Brown, attended the Space Exploration Educators Conference at Space Center Houston, February 6-8, 2020.
Each year, SEEC brings together educators, scientists, and engineers from around the globe to engage in sessions related to science, math, technology, engineering, aerospace, and more.
During her time at SEEC2020, Mrs. Brown participated in astronaut dive training, heard from keynote speakers including Astronaut Joe Acaba, Gateway Program Manager Lara Kearney, and NASA’s first and current Chief Flight Director, Holly Ridings. She also was able to connect with fellow educators to exchange instructional strategies and participate in design challenges, including the construction and testing of a thrust structure for a rocket. Inspired by others she met,
Mrs. Brown became an Aerospace Educator Member of the Civil Air Patrol and will soon participate in her first flights as part of her orientation. She has already enjoyed sharing some of what she has learned with her students and looks forward to igniting curiosity within each of them about space exploration!
Mrs. Brown also met Astronaut Tom Jones and enjoyed the SEEC banquet with music performed by Max-Q, an all astronaut band including Dr. Drew Feustal, Commander Chris Hadfield, Tracy Caldwell, and more!
Learned about the Artemis and Gateway programs which will send the first female to the moon in 2024
Touched the Apollo 17 - the last manned spacecraft to land on the moon
Held parts of the moon and meteorites including one from Meteor Crater in Arizona
Learned alongside and partner with teachers from all over the U.S. as well as Canada, Mexico, China, New Zealand, and Italy