I have been so busy preparing for back-to-school! This summer, I have been working with seven schools to pilot and launch my Space Dreamers nonprofit organization. We will be bringing space science to more than 8,000 students and 1,800 teachers on day-one of the school year! I have been invited to meet with each school’s teachers before school even starts to help brainstorm, and I am lighting so many sparks!
I am installing ISS-Above kiosks in public areas of the schools and planning hydroponic gardens to study Tomatosphere plants. I am helping the school libraries order more space-related books as well as the books featured in Story Time From Space. I am also training teachers on spotting the ISS in the sky so that they can share it with their classes. I am even helping my sister’s elementary school design a new science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) lab!
I cannot wait to get these schools started and then have time to expand to reach even more students and teachers! I am excited that so many students will be learning about space. My motto is “space science for every student every day!”