Mandurah Catholic College USA Space Camp & Orlando Tour 2021

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Trip of a lifetime!

USA

STEM

5th-18th April 2021

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) is everywhere and shapes our everyday experiences, meaning STEM education is vital and we need to encourage students to understand and embrace these core subject areas. Combining learning and fun is the perfect recipe for a hugely successful tour. Students will engage with all aspects of STEM in a 6-Day intensive Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Combined with time at the home of NASA – Kennedy Space Center – and two full days at Universal Studios including related educational program, and many other unique learning opportunities in destination your 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 Mandurah Catholic College. They will be exposed to a whole new realm of learning which could in turn develop into an exciting and prosperous STEM based career, as well as creating those life long memories!

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT MR. JULIAN - [email protected] / 08 9531 9500

Trip Itinerary

DAY ONE

Fly from Perth to the USA (exact flight schedule TBC).

DAY TWO

Arrive into Orlando International Airport and meet your Haka Educational Tour Guide. Then transfer to your accommodation for check in. Depending on your flight schedule your guide will show you around the local area and give you an initial orientation.

DAY THREE

Today you will spend the day at Universal Studios. Take part in a STEM based educational program at the park and see how science plays a big part in the world of theme parks. Spend the rest of your day exploring the park and try out all of the breathtaking rides.

DAY FOUR

Travel to Cocoa Beach, home to the NASA Kennedy Space Center. You will have lots of time to explore the site and take in their IMAX, Atlantis & Rocket Garden. Then head to your banquet lunch with an astronaut, with time for a Q&A session and photos. Then take the Explore Tour around America's Spaceport with a space expert.

Before you head back to Orlando you will have some free time to enjoy Cocoa Beach.

DAY FIVE

This morning you will visit the Orlando Science Center. You will have plenty of time to explore the many interactive exhibitions during your time there.

Later in the afternoon your group will take STEM program at the iFly Orlando. Take part in some unique Physics experiments and then try indoor skydiving yourself!

The group will have some free time in the afternoon for further sightseeing and shopping.

DAY SIX

Time for some fun before heading off to camp. Today you will have the full day at Universal Island of Adventure theme park!

DAY SEVEN

Fly to Huntsville and transfer to the US Space & Rocket Center. For the next 6 days students will stand up to the test of simulated space missions, rocket launches and realistic astronaut simulators in an intense Space Camp Academy.

DAY EIGHT

Advanced Space Academy® is the ultimate unique camp experience where students work as a team and confront mission scenarios that require dynamic problem solving and critical thinking skills.

DAY NINE

Students will learn about the past, present and future of space exploration amid space artifacts, to show students real world applications of STEM.

DAY TEN

Experience a variety of astronaut training exercises, engineering challenges and team-building activities, all culminating in an extended-duration simulated space mission.

DAY ELEVEN

Train on astronaut simulators including Multi-Axis Trainer, the five degrees of freedom chair and the 1/6 gravity chair.

DAY TWELVE

Today is your last day at camp. You will take part in the Graduation Ceremony and say goodbye to all the new friends you have made!

Then transfer to Huntsville Airport for your International flight back to home (exact schedule TBD).

DAY THIRTEEN

Travel time - Cross International Dateline.

DAY FOURTEEN

Arrive back in Perth today as your USA tour comes to an end, but rest assured the adventures, memories and friendships will last a lifetime!

INCLUSIONS

Flights and all necessary ground transportation

All accommodation

Daily breakfast & dinner in Orlando and all meals at Space Camp

Expert Haka tour guide in Orlando

Activities as per itinerary

LEARNING

  • Be immersed in STEM education, while focusing on further studies and career preparation
  • Learn about the mental and physical demands for astronauts, engineers, technologists and microgravity
  • Develop teamwork, leadership & decision-making skills
  • Learn what it's like to live onboard the International Space Station