8717 Wolf Valley Drive
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80924

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. MT

Saturday - by appointment

Sunday - closed

Professional Development

Plans are being made for an In-Person Boot Camp 2021
 
Date: July 20 and 21
Location:Legacy Peak Elementary
Cost: $50

STEM Bootcamp is a two-day, hands-on workshop that will introduce K-6 educators to new and exciting STEM programs for your school. Participate in quality learning sessions from different organizations that focus on interactive activities that are easy to integrate and exciting to teach.
 
Registration will open on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 4:00 pm MST.
 
STEM BootCamp sells out very quickly each year. If you would like to be added to our mailing list for early notification, please sign up for our teacher newsletter. Contact Marty Grantz, our Registrar, to be placed on a waiting list.
 

Mission Simulation Teacher Trainings

Rendezvous with a Comet/Expedition Mars Training - evening
When: Wednesday, January 13th 
Who: Educators who have trained and brought students for the Comet or Mars ​mission in the past 
Location: Challenger Colorado -  8717 Wolf Valley Drive, Colorado Springs
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost: Free (Registration Required - see below)

This training is designed for teachers who wish to refresh their knowledge of the missions and want to hear about new lessons and activities that will assist in maximizing the mission experience for the students while aligning the program to their curriculum goals.

Rendezvous with a Comet/Expedition Mars Training - full day
When: Saturday, January 16th, 2021 
Who: Educators bringing students for Comet or Mars for the first time 
Location: Challenger Colorado - 8717 Wolf Valley Drive, Colorado Springs
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (lunch is provided)
Cost: Free (Registration Required - see below)

This training is designed for teachers who will bring their students to participate in a Rendezvous with a Comet or Expedition Mars mission for the ​first time. Educators will fly a mission, learn about the teams/science stations, content, storyline and related curriculum.​ 

Rendezvous with a Comet/Expedition Mars Refresher Training - New/Retrunevening
When: Tuesday,  January 21, 2021 
Who: Recommended for returning educators or New teachers who cannot attend the full-day session 
Location: Challenger Colorado - 8717 Wolf Valley Drive, Colorado Springs
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost: Free (Registration Required - see below)

This training is designed for returning teachers as a refresh to their knowledge of the missions and for new teachers who are unable to attend the full day session. Although less intensive, it will assist in maximizing the mission experience for the students while aligning the program to their curriculum goals. 

Professional development credit is available for all workshops. If you have any questions regarding these trainings, please contact our Registrar, Marty Grantz at registration@challengercolorado.org.


EleSTEMary
The purpose of eleSTEMary is to promote a greater STEM education awareness among elementary educators as they work to incorporate 21st Century Skills contributing to the preparation of scientifically and technologically literate citizens and future workforce. All members of the eleSTEMary Lead Team are passionate and dedicated educators in the Pikes Peak Region.
 

STEM-Works
The STEM-Works program supports volunteers that are working in their local communities to increase science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills in our nation. We want every child regardless of where they live to be able to have quality experiences that build their interest and competencies in STEM. Giving volunteers access to these materials and activities that are fun, exciting, and challenging they will be the foundation of a national effort for increasing STEM skills in our youth.