ACA Announces New Educational Alliance with NASA

The American Camp Association (ACA) is pleased to announce a new educational alliance with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), whose mission is to drive advances in science, technology, and exploration to enhance communication, knowledge, education, innovation, economic vitality, and stewardship of the Earth.

Through this alliance, ACA and NASA will broaden the STEM-related educational resources that are available to the camp community and enhance STEM-related professional development opportunities for camp professionals. NASA intends to inspire a new generation of scientists, engineers, explorers, educators, and innovators to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Learn more.

ACA partnered with NASA in the summer of 2012 to offer camps exciting resources in recognition of NASA’s mission to set down a large, mobile laboratory — the rover called "Curiosity" — on Mars. The Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on Nov. 26, 2011, and landed on Mars on Aug. 6, 2012. Learn more.

Photo: ACA CEO Peg Smith with John Grunsfeld, PhD, former astronaut and current associate administrator of the science mission directorate for NASA
 

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