Opportunity for Students and Teachers to Attend NASA Space Academy

Opportunity for Students and Teachers to Attend NASA Space Academy

LAZSTA (Metropolitan South West Science Teachers Association) will again embark on an enrichment program that will see 56 teachers and students participate in Space Academy at the US Space and Rocket Centre in Huntsville, Alabama in September 2012. This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for any Australian teachers and students in years 9-12. During Space Camp 2012, participants will be provided with opportunities for science enrichment and leadership development which will be supported with visits to science centres, schools and universities. This program is recognised as 30 hours NSWIT accredited teacher training.

During the weeklong Space Academy program trainees are provided with hands-on training as well as learning about the mental, emotional and physical demands astronauts must face. Fields of study include Engineering, Space Technology and Aerospace Science.

The program will also include visits to attractions in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. 
- Los Angeles Hollywood
- Ripley’s Odditorium
- Hollywood Wax Museum
- Getty Museum
- Venice Beach and Sana Monica Pier
- Griffith Observatory and Planetarium
- Universal Studios
- California Science Centre
- Fossil Tar pits
- San Francisco Museum of Natural History
- San Francisco Exploratorium
- USS Midway
- Seaworld
- Disney California Adventure
- Alcatraz
- Baseball game and more

Download a flyer for the 2012 program or visit the website for an overview of the 2011.

For more information contact:
Ken Silburn
President LAZSTA,
Casula High School
email Kenneth.Silburn@det.nsw.edu.au