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Space: Not Just “Fun for Boys”

For the Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis, March has been a big month for summer camp fairs. As we tell parents about camp options, our spiel usually goes something like this: “For the younger kids, we have Astronaut Training Camps, where campers complete simulated space missions, design space suits and lunar colonies, and do all sorts of fun […]

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Challenger Learning Center Receives Grant from Monsanto Fund for ‘Sprouting Astronaut’ Program

FERGUSON, Mo. – The Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis has been awarded a grant of $65,600 from the Monsanto Fund to continue the “Monsanto Sprouting Astronauts Program.” The program, which is in its fourth year, provides professional development, hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)-based activities and a simulated space mission at the Challenger Learning Center […]

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Challenger Learning Center Gives Thanks to Boeing

The Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis has received a grant from The Boeing Company for its new “Challenger Academy” program. The program, which will serve 25 middle school educators, will include a series of four professional development workshops during the 2015-16 school year, educator resources, and a volunteer component for Boeing engineers to engage with students. […]

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Challenger Learning Center Honors 7 Teachers for 30th Anniversary

Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis Honors the Past and Celebrates Tomorrow’s Innovators and Educators at 30th Anniversary The Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis commemorated the 30th Anniversary of the 1986 Challenger Space Shuttle accident with a program that honored the seven Challenger astronauts, including Christa McAuliffe, who would have been the first teacher to go into space, […]

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Challenger Learning Center Awards Scholarships to Area Teachers

The Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis has awarded over 50 area educators scholarships for professional development, educator resources, and student programs, including simulated space missions and workshops at the Challenger Learning Center in Ferguson. Additional scholarships are still available. The program, which is being funded by Express Scripts, Sigma-Aldrich, and The Saigh Foundation, is an expansion […]

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