Mission to Mars Student Challenge for Summer Camps: Training Series

May 6, 2021
NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover

Camp leaders — immerse your youth in the latest exploration of Mars with NASA’s Mission to Mars Student Challenge for Summer Camps!  A seven-week series of hands-on activities take youth from learning about Mars, planning a mission, launch and landing, and exploring the surface — all while following the Perseverance Rover’s current exploration of Mars!

A series of live one-hour trainings (also recorded for later viewing) will show you how to guide your youth through activities from each phase of the challenge. Attend one or all. With a variety of activity styles, from hands-on to online, we’ll span kids’ interests in the science, engineering, and art of exploring Mars. We’ll focus on upper elementary- and middle-school-aged kids, but will touch on options for younger and older ones. Bring your supplies to work the activity along with us. Questions are welcome — plan to share your experience with other leaders at the final training.

Bonus: As highlight for your program, youth will have the virtual opportunity, each week from June 23 to July 27, to hear directly from a different NASA Mars mission expert — including engineers working on Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover and the Ingenuity helicopter flying on Mars!

Register today! No prior STEM experience is necessary.

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