Want to find fun things to do with your twins? Learn about the free NASA virtual field trips, perfect for families with twins, multiples, and singletons! Read more below. 🚀
Hey Twin Fam, today a very unique opportunity fell into my twin lap and I wanted to share it with you ASAP.
Meeting with Twin Mom Alex
I had the very fortunate pleasure of meeting a fellow twin mom, Alex today. She joined me for a podcast taping today to discuss her own twin birth story. The podcast will come out later this year but after our taping we were chit chatting and I discovered that Alex has one of the most fascinating jobs ever!
She works for NASA! Sure, you may not be a space nut like I am, but you have to be excited about people who dedicate their lives to teaching about space. Believe it or not, I always wanted to be an astronaut when I was younger, but it turns out, me and math weren’t good friends. Still aren’t to be honest.
Nasa virtual exploration
OK, relax, I know you’re dying to know how you fit into this equation. (See what I did there?? Equation..math…ugh. Yeah, I told you we weren’t friends.) Well, Alex had an interesting offer for all our Twiniversity families out there. Here is what she said:
"Hi, I’m Alex, a mom to 7 month old twin girls. I just wrapped up a podcast taping for the Twiniversity Podcast. Nat was incredibly interested in my career as an Education Specialist contracted to offer virtual experiences for NASA. As a fellow Twin mom, I am very excited to share this opportunity with everyone, nationwide! Our NASA base, the Ames Research Center, has unique on-site field trips that we offer to local schools in the bay area of California, near San Francisco. Once the Pandemic hit, we had to pivot to provide a virtual option and that's where you come in. We are now able to host schools all over North America! We've just opened our calendar up to ALL classrooms around the country and are able to facilitated a free, one-hour interactive program called the Ames Exploration Encounter for classes of 1st through 6th grade students. The goal is for them to experience science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in action.
Free NASA Virtual Field Trips, Grades 1 through 6
Ok, so if you’d like Twin Mom Alex to join your twinnies virtually in class, all you have to do is forward this information to your twin’s teachers, school principal, school secretary, school events coordinator or anyone else that might be interested in having their students take part in these Free NASA virtual field trips. Remember, this virtual experience is only for grades 1 through 6.
About the NASA Ames Exploration Encounter:
You’re invited to join us virtually, (1 hour) or in person (2 hours) at our Mountain View, California location. Students will be immersed in one of 4 different lesson experiences that are aligned to Next Gen Standards.
Currently educators can pick from the following lesson topics:
- 4 Forces of Flight
- Astro Biology
- Moon phases
- Orbital Mechanics
Each lesson discusses the topic at an age-appropriate level, has time for a question-and-answer session, as well as a hands on activity.
How the Ames Exploration Encounter Works:
There are a few requirements to be eligible for the experience:
- You must be an educator to sign up
- You must have a least 10 students present
- The students need to be between 1st and 6th grade to attend
To register an EDUCATOR must submit a registration via our NASA Gateway system. Registration is now OPEN and virtual sessions begin Wednesday, January 10th, 2023. (Click here to Register).
View our website for session schedules and registration information.
Ok, go dig up your twin’s teacher’s or principal’s email and send them a link to this page ASAP so they can read about this free NASA virtual field trip and get your children exploring today . If you have ANY questions for Alex, shoot them over to us at Community@Twiniversity.com and we will forward them to her directly.
To Infinity and ….. well, you know the rest.
Help your kids explore space with NASA’s virtual field trips
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