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NASA Pioneers - African American Astronauts featuring Ronald McNair & THE US SPACE SHUTTLE PROGRAM

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Registration for this event is no longer open.
Allowed Ages: 7 and up
Allowed Grades: 2nd Grade and up

Program Description

Event Description

Full STEAM ahead!!! Come explore in an interactive setting that will challenge your creativity and reasoning through Science,Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Each session will present its' own set of challenges. From coding, robotics, building and more...join us and find out what the next challenge may be!

NASA's space shuttle program began flying in 1981. Ron McNair was one the first three African Americans selected to fly in the space shuttle program. Dr. McNair flew on 2 space shuttle missions including the last Challenger mission in 1986 that included Christa McAuliffe the first teacher in space. Learn more about the space shuttle program by creating your own paper replica of the space shuttle with materials provided. Also learn more about the extraordinary life and career of Dr. Ronald McNair and other African American Astronauts!

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to be in attendance and be engaged with your child for this program. 

Warning: Kit contains small parts that could represent a choking hazard. It is not intended for children under 3. It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Bag.

We can only guarantee one kit per household and per registration (if required).

We can only guarantee one kit per registration.  Please register individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Special notes should not be used for additional registrations.

Thank you for your help!

It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Kit.