Honeywell Space Academy

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  1. heatherberm

    heatherberm Cohort

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    The second I got hired as a science teacher, I knew I was going to apply for Honeywell's Space Academy for Educators and I just found out I got accepted! Woooooo! I'm so excited, I just had to share. It's during most of our last week of school so I have my fingers and toes crossed that I'll be approved for the week off. Teachers in the district have gone before so I'm hopeful.

    Anyone ever gone?
     
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    Congratulations! I haven't heard of this before but after looking at it, it seems like a blast! Alabama is a bit too far for me though.

    We have lots of NASA sites here in California though too, I wonder if there is something similar.
     
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    If I'm remembering correctly, Jem, a member who used to post frequently, went to Space Camp. You might be able go find some posts on her experience if you search her post history.
     
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    Wow that sounds really cool! I'd love to do something like that! Maybe I'll apply next year.

    What is the cost of the program?
     
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    Thanks, guys! I'm really excited. :) I grew up in the Birmingham area so Space Camp was just a few hours away and something I always wanted to do SO MUCH as a kid. So this will be super, super fun. 10-year-old me is totally pumped.

    lucybelle, if you get accepted through Honeywell for one of the two weeks they sponsor, it's free! They cover everything - airfare, lodging, food, and the cost of the program. There are weeks I think you can just sign up and pay for and when I looked at it earlier, I think the week was $895. And that, of course, doesn't include airfare from wherever you'd be coming from.
     
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    I went a few years ago when I was teaching science. It was absolutely the best conference ever! Take a sweater or hoodie since the a/c was extreme. Also, they gave us a lot of stuff and I bought a lot at the gift shop, so pack light and save some room in the suitcase. Let me know if you have specific questions.
     
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    I went a few years ago, too. It was AMAZING!!!!!!!! I agree with packing light. (I packed a duffel bag in my suitcase and used it for some items as a carryon.) I'm still friends with a couple of people I met at space camp. It's a fantastic experience!!!
     
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    I went through Honeywell. Best. Week. Ever. Seriously, it was career changing.
     

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