As part of the amazing Nebraska Space Grant group I am a part of, I once again got to partake in a great experience last week. Our group travelled to Johnson Space Center in Houston for the annual SEEC conference. Over the last four years, I've been involved with this passionate group of educators, and as group, we've gotten to grow together in our common strand of educating both students and our peers on the importance of space exploration and science. As an added bonus, this group is so fun to be with, and we all look forward to catching up a couple times a year.
In the gallery below are some highlights of our trip; we got to take in amazing tours between conference sessions, which were geared at hands-on learning tied to space and space science. As a group, we're looking forward to holding space camps across Nebraska in our summers, and we're (of course) always excited for our next training adventures, which feel far from a work obligation! Enjoy the photos, and I encourage you to check out what your state is doing with its space grant...to stand on my soap box, we need to continue to excite and educate the explorers in our classrooms!
*Click the photos below to open a gallery with captions.