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Join our Space Camp Inspection Tour for Educators

We know just how vital it is for teachers to understand all aspects of a potential school tour. Not only do tours need to meet your school’s learning outcomes and be informative, they also need to be engaging for your students - transporting them out of their day-to-day learning. It needs to be worth the money spent and make a difference to the education of your students.

Haka Educational Tours are highly experienced at sending school groups to America, with many of these groups traveling for STEAM education, attending Space Camp in Alabama. We’re excited to announce our most exciting inspection tour for teachers yet: USA Space Camp Experience Tour.

Thanks to an exciting new partnership with Space Camp we’re proud to offer this Haka Educational USA Inspection Tour to all schools interested in learning more about what opportunities we can provide for your students in the United States.

As part of our USA Space Camp Experience Inspection Tour, you’ll attend a specialised International Space Camp created for adults where you’ll be able to experience the authenticity of simulated space missions so you can teach with authority and inspiration. You’ll attend the Camp with other educators from around the world, giving you fantastic networking opportunities, whilst developing your own classroom practice and leadership. Many of the activities are similar to student Space Camps, so you’ll be able to get an insight into what students will gain from attending Space Camp, whilst being able to use the tour as your own professional development opportunity in the process.

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Tour Itinerary

Let Haka Educational Tours take care of all the planning and you’ll benefit from our great industry rates. Your package includes airport transfers, 5 nights of accommodation, and all meals while at Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.

INTERNATIONAL SPACE CAMP ITINERARY: JULY 2019

  1. 7th July Fly to Huntsville and check-in to International Space Camp. Have an orientation of the facilities, learn what you’ll be doing during the week and meet your fellow Space Cadets! There is also an option to fly the day before and stay in Huntsville before Space Camp at an additional cost

  2. 8th July Start your International Space Camp experience, take part in the immersive Space Camp activities and simulators alongside other educators. Today you’ll have the opportunity to experience microgravity in the Underwater Astronaut Trainer and take part in a Rocketry Workshop

  3. 9th July Today you’ll have a NASA presentation and start your Mission Training. You will also be able to launch your Rocket with your fellow team mates!

  4. 10th July Continue your Mission Training, enjoy a Science in Orbit workshop and have the choice to take part in some further camp opportunities! After having your training, you’ll embark on your Mission with your Space Camp colleagues and have time for a debrief after to feedback what you learnt and how you performed as a team

  5. 11th July Today you’ll have an International perspectives session as well as experiencing the astronaut training simulator! You will then attend your Space Camp Graduation Ceremony where you can celebrate all your achievements from the week and enjoy your last evening with your fellow Space Camp attendees

  6. 12th July Check out of Space Camp and say goodbye to your Camp colleagues before starting your journey home, taking some amazing learning with you to bring back to the classroom!

  • Please note this itinerary is subject to changes by Space Camp

APPLICATIONS OPEN - ONLY 10 SPOTS AVAILABLE - ENQUIRE NOW SO YOU DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY

Optional Add-On

A 3-day San Francisco extension can be added to your Space Camp Inspection Tour, giving you the opportunity to experience the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, the Exploratorium and Pier 39, with a visit to Silicon Valley where you’ll take part in a workshop with one of the world’s leading tech businesses. You’ll also visit the California Academy of Sciences.

Flights

We have partnered with STA who will be happy to arrange your flights for you and will be able to offer a group discount, let us know if this is something you need help with.

Tour Inclusions

  • Have access to your own website with lesson plans, hints and tips to help you adapt many of the workshop activities to your own classroom
  • Train like an astronaut using state-of-the-art equipment only found at Space Camp, such as, Spaceshot, G-Force simulators & the Mars Wall Simulator
  • Once in a lifetime networking opportunities with educators from across the globe
  • Take part in team building activities which students also participate in during their Space Camp journey, including Rocket Construction, Thermal Design Challenge and a simulated Space flight mission
  • Take part in a completely unique learning experience and be fully immersed in what it’s like to train as an astronaut
  • Get your very own Space Suit to wear during the training and take home with you!

Learning

  • Create more authentic lessons plans which will inspire deeper learning for students
  • Experience making important decisions under pressure whilst working in a space station simulator and during other activities
  • Self-development through sharing best practice and ideas with unique networking opportunities.
  • Develop a greater level of self-awareness through different Space Camp activities, deepening your understanding of how you work and how you work with others, helping you to develop your classroom practice and leadership skills.
  • Gain first-hand experience of how a class trip to Space Camp could capture the attention of students and get them fired up about where studying STEM subjects could take them in the future.
  • Enhanced confidence in your presentation skills and techniques, helping you to develop your teaching.
  • Enhanced understanding of how to get the best from students within the classroom and what teaching methods can lead to particular learning outcomes
  • Enhanced understanding of how to boost classroom engagement through activities and lesson planning
  • Gain the knowledge and understanding of how to implement experiential learning into your own classroom and how this can develop students
  • Become more empathetic to students needs and how to understand these
  • Understand how team building activities can develop students and how you can implement these in your classroom
  • Develop your communications skills, working on a range of complex Space tasks with different participants
  • Time for self-reflection on your teaching practise and how you want to continue developing
  • Gain a deeper understanding of processes through Space Camp activities and how teams work together, being able to relate this learning back to your students

Attending Space Camp will give you new inspiration for teaching curriculum objectives and will revitalise your lesson plans! Here are some of the areas that you’ll be able to apply your learning:

New Zealand Curriculum Alignment

  • Planet Earth and beyond:
    Level 5 – Earth systems
    Level 3–8 – Astronomical systems
  • Technology Progress outcomes 6
  • Maths

Australian Curriculum Alignment:

  • Years 3, 4, 7 & 10 Curriculums – Earth and Space Sciences
  • Senior Secondary Curriculum: Science

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