This section is a compilation of answers to the questions most commonly asked by community members who are curious about Challenger Colorado. If you can’t find the question you wanted to ask, don’t hesitate to contact us via email at email@example.com.
What does Challenger Colorado do?
Challenger Colorado is a member of the network of living memorials dedicated to continuing the education mission of the ill-fated Challenger 51-L Space Shuttle Crew. In general, we offer STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) field trip experiences and professional development for schools, teachers and students and public events centered-around space science and STEM topics.
Challenger Colorado's core mission is to offer teachers and students an unparalleled STEM experience with our simulated space missions, MakerSpace activities, planetarium shows and summer camps.
Do you offer programs for the general public?
Throughout the year (and post COVID-19), we will offer public days and activities for the general public. Summer camps and Star Parties are another way to participate in space science and astronomy related content with your family.
Why is STEM education an important investment?
Beyond the important and exciting plans we have for exploring our solar system, STEM fields will keep our nation and its citizens safe and healthy. Medical sciences, engineering, conservation, research topics and more all fall into the category of STEM fields. Ensuring that our students are becoming interested in these careers is critical to the future of our home planet.
We are confident that our programs can spark an interest in these important fields.