Opening young minds to the wonders of Earth and space sciences is a NASA mission embraced by Wallops. Our long history of supporting education and our unique capabilities make Wallops an ideal laboratory for the development of aerospace education. Students of all ages benefit from Wallops programs and resources.
Weekly programs, hands-on exhibits and the opportunity to earn a "Space Ace" certificate and lithograph are educational activities hosted by the Wallops Visitor Center. Each program is designed to enable children to explore and learn about the technologies and information designed and used by NASA researchers and scientists.
In addition, Wallops reaches out with educational programs that bring science to the community. Our multi-talented personnel enjoy working with the community to further our mission of educating the public. We tailor our programs to the needs of our audience and often involve direct participation.
One Saturday a month, for example, we invite model rocketry enthusiasts to bring their own rockets and launch them at our launch range. Wallops personnel also participate, launching models of various rockets and explaining the payloads they carry in real life.
If you are interested in participating in a Wallops program or would like to find out more about one of our activities or how we can accommodate your educational requirements, please contact Keith Koehler, 757.824.1579.