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NASA bringing space program north

— NASA has selected The North Country STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) as one of 172 programs in 41 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to receive funding for space programming.

STEAM partnership is comprised of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County, Champlain Valley Transportation Museum (CVTM) and Plattsburgh State University. This program aims to engaging middle school students in scientific discovery and space exploration through in NASA-related STEM content lessons. The grant will fund three programs in the North Country: Program 1- Space Days will be held in September. CVTM, PSU and CCE will host a two day event where students and their families will learn about: space, rocketry, astronomy and science process skills.

Program 2- will be held in August 2013 Educator Workshop. Program 3- Mobile Museum. The North Country STEAM Partnership will bring a Mobile Museum Space program to three middle school classrooms/community based sites during the fall of 2013 and conduct a 1 hour space based, interactive program.

For more information about the grant and the STEAM Programs, contact Alexa King at CCE at 561-7450 or Lisa LaFountain at CVTM at 566-7575.

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