Lunar Quest!

March 5, 2024

Event Description

Join Mat Su Central School on a Lunar Quest at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai.

The Center offers students the next best thing to actual space flight with a Mission Control room designed after NASA Johnson Space Center.

The simulated environment is created with computer technology, real science data & hands-on activities. Students will take turns working in the Space Station and Mission Control, immersing themselves in the space like surroundings.

The curriculum for this activity is designed for grades 5th - 6th. Preference will be given to students in these grade levels when signing-up for this field trip. 

Minimum requirements:

In order to be eligible to attend this field trip, your student must write a short paragraph about what they hope to learn and what skills they will bring to the team. Students should be at or above a 5th/ 6th grade reading and writing level. 

(Lodging for students and chaperones at the Learning Center dorms.)

Mandatory prep classes before the trip: 

February 27, 28 and 29

Time: 12:30 - 2:00 PM

Location: Mat-Su Central School, Project Room

Field trip to the Kenai Space Challenger Center, Kenai AK

March 5th & 6th

Itinerary is as follows:

March 5

Depart MSCS @ 10am

Arrive at the Challenger Center @ 3pm

Rocketry Activity 4 - 6:30pm

Dinner at 6:30pm

Lights out in the dorms at 9pm

March 6

Breakfast at 8am

Expedition to Mars activity 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Depart the Center at 12:00 pm

Arrive back at MSCS by 5 pm

Cost: TBD  includes classes, materials, transportation, lodging and meals (cost will be deducted from the student allotment). 

Chaperones: Parent ticket cost TBD. 

Check back here for a clickable sign-up  link on January 16

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Teachers / Speakers

Gena Chastain
Activities and Community Liaison
(907) 352-7457
Katie Conover Clark
(907) 352-7494