(JACKSON, Miss.) – Jackson State University will join NASA and the Traveling Space Museum, Inc. in celebrating its 50th anniversary of Manned Space Flight with an interactive Traveling Space Museum on April 12, 14 and 15.
Students from the Jackson and Hinds County school districts will explore the full-scale space themed exhibits that combine the interactivity of a space camp with the thrill of a theme park.
The “Space Day” activities will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wingfield High School on April 12; Watkins Elementary School on April 14; and Byram Middle School on April 15.
“As educators, we are always thrilled when young people get excited about learning,” said Dr. Pamala Heard, Director of JSU/NASA Educator Resource Center. “They’ll get to try on space suits, climb inside a 50-foot space module, and even learn about anti-gravity boots. With all of the hands-on activities, I’m sure the students will have fun while learning,” Heard added.
For more information or to set up displays at the events call 601-979-2662, 979-2318. Vendor registration form can be downloaded at the following link: http://www.jsums.edu/announcements/3.30.11PotentialVendorsandExhibitors.pdf
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