|The Center For Space Education|
|THE CENTER FOR SPACE EDUCATION
This "living memorial" to the astronauts has a twofold mission:
To foster an understanding of space exploration among young people, teachers, and Kennedy Space Center visitors.
To improve American education through the accelerated and effective application of technology in our schools.
The Center for Space Education was dedicated in 1994. The design and construction of the building was funded through the voluntary contributions of hundreds of thousands of Florida citizens who purchased Challenger license plates.
In addition, more than 300 corporate partners have contributed to The Center for Space Education.
This 47,000 square-foot facility has won three architectural awards. It is located on six acres at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, which draws nearly three-million visitors each year.
SPACE EDUCATION AT THE CENTER
NASA conducts many space education programs in The Center. Its popular Exploration Station hosts more than 1,000 school field trips each year and hundreds of thousands of other visitors. School groups take part in a lecture/demonstration program as well as hands-on science activities using actual space hardware and artifacts. Visitors enjoy the hands-on portion of the program.
NASA's EDUCATOR RESOURCE CENTER: As an educator, you are invited to visit NASA's Educator Resource Center, also located in the Center for Space Education. You will receive a packet of NASA printed material and have the opportunity to copy a variety of videotapes, slides and software onto your own blank tapes, film and disks.
The Center houses the AMF Educational Technology Institute, a national organization which provides training, demonstration and developmental programs for educators in partnership with corporations, government agencies, educational institutes and national associations.
FLORIDA SPACE INSTITUTE
The Center houses the offices and classroom space for the University of Central Florida's Florida Space Institute and the headquarters of the Florida Space Grant Consortium.