STEM education is much more than sitting in class, it takes hands-on activities to help spark young imaginations like these two Rocketeer Academy cadets gearing up for fun and learning. Teachers are invited to the museum Jan. 17 for a free Educator’s Evening, showcasing the many STEM based programs that the museum’s education department offers. Courtesy/NMMSH
Sometimes seeing things in action helps make everything click. This small wind tunnel is one of the many tools the museum’s educators use to help bring science to life, and it’s one of the many demonstrations that teachers will see Jan. 17 at the Educator Evening. Courtesy/NMMSH
ALAMOGORDO ― A free Educator’s Evening at the New Mexico Museum of Space History is slated for Thursday, Jan. 17, at 5:30 p.m., inside the Tombaugh Education Building and New Horizons Theater.
It will feature a tasty taco bar, door prizes, education demonstrations and special planetarium programs. Teachers must register in advance to attend.
“We are very excited to invite area educators to this free evening of good food, fun programs and camaraderie,” Museum Executive Director Chris Orwoll said. “We want to take this opportunity to show our local teachers how we can help them in their classrooms with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) based activities designed to excite and educate students.”
The museum education department offers a variety of classes available at schools or onsite at the museum, including a portable planetarium.
Attendance is limited to 100 registered teachers and their guest. Teachers who are interested should call the museum education department for more information. Registration deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 15, before close of business.