Kennedy Space Center expands Educator Study Program for teachers nationwide.
Written by Kristen Schmutz
Belden Communications News
Kennedy Space Center announced Monday, August 8, 2022, the expansion of the Complex’s Educator Study Pass program to now include teachers throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, giving more teachers than ever before complimentary admission to the Visitor Complex.
“The Educator Study Pass is one of the many programs we offer as a way to give back to our community,” said Therrin Protze, Chief Operating Officer of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “Teachers play an important role in educating the future generation of scientists, engineers, and even astronauts. Expanding the Educator Study Pass allows us to show our support to more teachers than ever before.”
According to a release, to focus on educating the public about the past, present, and future of space exploration, both NASA and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex provides resources for educators and students that enhance the learning experience. NASA offers access to lesson plans, videos, and interactive games that expand knowledge and deeply explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
The visitor complex offers education-focused learning specializing in STEM through exciting educational adventures, including field trips to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Field Trips and learning experiences can be enhanced through the Explore & Learn mobile learning experience via the Space Chase app, private educational programs, Overnight Adventures, Camp KSC, and more.
For active teachers to receive an Educators Study Pass, they are required to bring one of the following items to Will Call, at the entrance of the Visitor Complex:
- An active teaching certificate from the United States, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands
- A badge with a photo that shows the title Teacher or Educator
- Letter on school letterhead, dated and signed by the principal listing the name(s) of the teacher(s), stating they are an educator at the school
For more information about the Educator Study Pass at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, visit www.kennedyspacecenter.com/camps-and-education/educator-study-pass.