Kennedy News

Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468
tracy.g.young@nasa.gov

Joe Cuenco
Science Center of Pinellas County, Fla.
727-384-0027, Ext. 226
jcuenco@sciencecenterofpinellas.org

Andrea Zahn
Pinellas County Schools, Fla.
727-588-6122
zahna@pcsb.org

Feb. 2, 2011
 
RELEASE : 04-11
 
 
NASA and Pinellas County Provide Unique Experience for Students
 
 
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA is partnering with the Pinellas Science Center, St. Petersburg, Fla., and the Pinellas County School System to inspire and encourage underrepresented students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The event, in honor of African-American History month, will take place Feb. 8-11, 2011, at the science center and area elementary and middle schools. More than 1,000 fifth- and eighth-grade students will have the opportunity to interact with minority role-model speakers, participate in hands-on educational activities and view astronomy presentations in Kennedy Space Center's portable planetarium.

Educational outreach activities will take place at the Pinellas Science Center on Feb. 9 and will involve the following schools:

-Academy Preparatory Middle School, St. Petersburg, Fla.
-Azalea Elementary School, St. Petersburg, Fla.
-Azalea Middle School, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Activities on the remaining dates will take place on-site at the following schools:

-Bay Point Middle School, St. Petersburg, Fla.
-DePaul School, Clearwater, Fla.
-Fairmont Park Elementary School, St. Petersburg, Fla.
-Gulfport Elementary School, St. Petersburg, Fla.
-John Hopkins Middle School, St. Petersburg, Fla.
-Lakewood Elementary School, St. Petersburg, Fla.
-Tyrone Middle School, St. Petersburg, Fla.

For more information on NASA's education programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/education


For more information about NASA's Kennedy Space Center, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/kennedy


 

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