Kowhai Intermediate USA STEAM Tour

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Trip of a lifetime!

USA

STEAM

July 2021

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) are everywhere and shape our everyday experiences, meaning STEAM education is vital and we need to encourage students to understand and embrace these core subject areas.

At Space Camp students are given the opportunity to realise their dreams and reach for the stars, pushing boundaries and understanding through various astronaut-esque training. Combined with time at the home of NASA, Kennedy Space Center, and two full days at Universal Studios, including a related educational programme, students will benefit enormously from the fun, engaging and varied environment throughout this tour.

This is a once in a lifetime experience for the students of Kowhai Intermediate School. They will be exposed to a whole new realm of learning which could in turn develop into an exciting and prosperous STEAM-based career, as well as creating those life long memories!

Trip Itinerary

This incredible tour takes students to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, and includes further learning and fun in Orlando, Florida

DAY ONE

Fly from Auckland to Huntsville USA, transfer to your accommodation and catch up on some rest before starting the Space Camp programme tomorrow.

DAY TWO

Enjoy some free time in the morning before checking in to Space Camp and receiving an orientation of the US Space & Rocket Center that will be the students' home for the next 6 days.

DAY THREE

Today students will have their first full day of Space Camp activities, which can include designing, building and launching a team rocket.

DAY FOUR

Space Camp activities continue today and students could be training like an astronaut on the 1/6th Gravity Chair and the Multi-Axis Trainer.

DAY FIVE

Today students may find themselves putting their creative thinking skills to the test in an engineering design challenge.

DAY SIX

Space Camp continues and today students could be launching missions to the International Space Station, the Moon or Mars!

DAY SEVEN

This morning students will have a graduation ceremony to celebrate all their achievements at Space Camp. Transfer to the airport and fly to Orlando.

DAY EIGHT

Today students will visit Universal Studios and take part in a STEAM workshop where they will learn about the science and maths behind designing one of the most thrilling and innovative rides. 

DAY NINE

Today students will visit Kennedy Space Center where they will have lunch with an astronaut and tour around the facility, seeing the Atlantis Space Shuttle and learning about the heroes and legends of Space travel.

DAY TEN

Today is another full day for the students to explore Universal Studios.

DAY ELEVEN

Free time in the morning for optional activities before transfer to the airport for international flight from Orlando back to Auckland.

DAY TWELVE

Cross the international dateline.

DAY THIRTEEN

Arrive back in Auckland, inspired and with memories to last a lifetime!

INCLUSIONS

International flights and transportation

Hotel accommodation (2-3* standard)

Daily breakfast, 6 lunches and 9 dinners

Expert Haka Educational Tour Guide in Orlando

6-day Space Camp programme and activities listed in the itinerary

LEARNING

  • Enrich STEAM learning in a unique environment
  • Learn about the mental and physical demands for astronauts, engineers, technologists and microgravity
  • Learn what it's like to live onboard the International Space Station
  • Develop teamwork, leadership and decision-making skills
  • Enhance cultural understanding mixing with international students

Enquire now

Do you have any questions about this trip or would you like to register interest for your child? Please contact the lead teacher for the tour, Jude Hancock, using the form on the right.

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