LAZSTA Space Academy and Field Studies Tour 2011

LAZSTA Space Academy and Field Studies Tour
23rd Sept - 10th Oct, 2011

Are you interested in attending Space Camp in Alabama, USA during the 2011 NSW September school holidays?

After the success of the 2010 tour, the Metropolitan South West Science Teachers’ Association (LAZSTA) is planning a 2011 tour to the US Space and Rocket Research Centre, Alabama, for students from the South Western suburbs of Sydney. This tour will allow students and teachers to participate in the Space Camp Program and other related science activities during the 2011 NSW September school holidays.

This will be a once of a lifetime opportunity for students enroled in Year 9-11 in 2011. During the Space Camp program students will be provided with opportunities for science enrichment and leadership development which will be supported with visits to science centres, schools and universities. The program will include:

- Los Angeles Hollywood
- Ripley's Odditorium
- Hollywood Wax Museum
- Guinness World Record Museum
- Getty Museum
- Griffith Observatory and Planetarium
- Universal Studios
- California Science Center
- NASA Ames Research Center
- Tar Pits
- San Francisco Museum of Natural History
- San Francisco Exploratorium
- USS Midway
- Seaworld
- Advanced Space Academy
- Disneyland
- Alcatraz

The costs for the tour is approximately $6000 (based on the current exchange rate). There may be an opportunity for sponsorship or fundraising to bring the cost down, although this is not guaranteed. Parents and participants must be prepared to sign a release form for images, video and student work copyright. Students will be required to attend a variety of events pre, during and post tour to talk about what they have experienced and to attend orientation activites prior to the trip.

Expressions of interest are being accepted. Please note that an ‘Expression of Interest’ does not guarantee a place on the tour. Criteria for the selection of students will be advertised at a later date. A committee made up of executive from LAZSTA will administer the selection process. Participant numbers will also be controlled by the US Space Camp.

If you are interested please complete an Expressions of Interest form (Experssion of Interest Student / Expression of Interest Teacher) and fax it to Ken Silburn, Fax 02 96014175.

For further information, please contact Ken Silburn c/o Casula High School, Ph 02  96024320 or kenneth.silburn@det.nsw.edu.au