After school Space Camp for middle school girls begins Feb. 11

“SciGirls in Space!” after-school program for 6-8th grade girls interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) will take place on campus from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Mon. Feb. 11
  • Wed. Feb. 20
  • Mon. March 4
  • Mon. March 18
  • Mon. March 25

The NASA North Dakota Space Grant Consortium (NDSGC) is pleased to host an after-school program for middle school girls in the spring semester of 2019. Participants will get hands-on with space science activities and work in teams on engaging projects. Girls will launch stomp rockets, fly spacecraft simulators, check out the UND space suit lab, work with female STEM role models, and much more!

The most exciting part is that the program is planned to end with a live contact with female astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS).

Although not yet finalized, NASA is aiming for an April/May date for partners and their girls to speak to one or both female astronauts, Anne McClain and Christina Hammock Koch, on the ISS. The contact is planned to take place during the school day.

Participation is free and open to middle school girls in Grand Forks and surrounding areas. Space is limited to the first 20 students. Participants should plan to attend all 5 sessions and the final call to the astronauts!

Registration Details here.

Contact Caitlin Nolby, cnolby@space.edu, with any questions.