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Challenger Learning Center at Heartland Community College
1500 W. Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
clc@heartland.edu
P: (309)268.8700
F: (309)268.7984

 

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YOUTH & ADULT PUBLIC PROGRAMS

The Challenger Learning Center offers a wide variety of outreach and educational programs based on science or simulated space missions provided through the College's Community Education Department.


Parent & Child Astronomy Exporation (Ages 3-7)
Saturday, April 1, 2017/10am-12pm
Challenger Learning Center @ HCC
$10/parent-child pair

Why is the sky blue? What are stars made of? How big is the solar system? These are just a few of the questions we will investigate during this astronomy session at the Challenger Learning Center. Discover what is in and out of our solar system and how scientists explore objects so far away. Conduct citizen science as we view images taken by telescopes from around the country. Participate in hands-on activities as we learn about the solar eclipse taking place August 21, 2017. This program is open to students ages 3-7. Parents, or guardian must attend with their child(ren). Both child and adult will need to register for this class.

Online registration is not available for this course. Please call 309.268.8160 to register child and adult.


Parent & Child Space Day (Ages 5-10)
Saturday, May 6, 2017/9am-12pm
Challenger Learning Center @ HCC
$30/parent-child pair

Join the Challenger Learning Center for a Space-tacular adventure as we explore all things outer space. Learn about rockets, our Solar System and beyond through fun hands-on activities! First, we take a journey through the Solar System and learn about the nine, correction, eight planets. Back on the ground, we explore past, present and future NASA missions and find out what these missions have taught us about the universe. For our grand finale we investigate the principles of rocketry and launch our own rockets. This program is open to students ages 5-10. Parents, or guardian must attend with child(ren). Both child and adult will need to register for this class. Cost includes all supplies.

Online registration is not available for this course. Please call 309.268.8160 to register child and adult.


Upcoming Events

5/3/17
Practical Strategies for NGSS Workshop
5/6/17
Parent & Child Space Day

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