2017 Deke Slayton Space Camp Schedule

Monday, July 31st - Friday, August 4th, 2017

Areas that are bolded list the different guest speakers and their topics, and the history lessons which all vary throughout the week. There are also 2 hours total per day of team building activities which will change and be different each session.

*Schedule is subject to change without notice

Monday:

8:00am- 8:30am- Student drop off

8:30am- 9:00am- Daily introductions, team building activity, Deke Slayton video

9:00am- 10:00am- Lesson block 1

Michael Purucker, NASA- Planetary Magnetosphere Lab chief, of the Solar System Exploration Division, Goddard Space Flight Center

10:00am- 10:30am- Morning Break- exercise regime, morning snack

10:30am- 11:30am- Lesson block 2

Lynn Edwards, Mayo Health Clinic- Food and Nutrition Supervisor, Food and nutrition in space

Toni Wissestadt, Viterbo University- Associate Professor of Nursing, The affects of space exploration on the human body

11:30am- 12:00pm- History Lesson

12:00pm- 1:00pm- Lunch Break

1:00pm- 2:30pm- Robotics/Rocketry

2:30pm- 3:00pm- Afternoon Break- team building activity, snack

3:00pm- 4:30pm- Robotics/Rocketry

4:30pm- 5:00pm- Daily wrap up, log book reflection.

 

Tuesday: 

8:00am- 8:30am- Student drop off

8:30am- 9:00am- Daily introductions, team building activity

9:00am- 10:00am- Lesson block 1

Mike Clatworthy, Multistack-Vice President of Business Development Sustainable living environments in space

10:00am- 10:30am- Morning Break- exercise regime, morning snack

10:30am- 11:30am- Lesson block 2

Michael Purucker, NASA- Planetary Magnetosphere Lab chief, of the Solar System Exploration Division, Goddard Space Flight Center

11:30am- 12:00pm- History Lesson

12:00pm- 1:00pm- Lunch Break

1:00pm- 2:30pm- Robotics/Rocketry

2:30pm- 3:00pm- Afternoon Break- team building activity, snack

3:00pm- 4:30pm- Robotics/Rocketry

4:30pm- 5:00pm- Daily wrap up, log book reflection.

 

Wednesday: (this is our one day that breaks from the schedule we use for the rest of the week; it is our off-site day in which we travel to the airport and planetarium.)

8:00am- 8:30am- Student drop off

8:30am- 9:00am- Daily introductions, team building activity

9:00am- 10:00am- Lesson block 1

Laurel Brandt- Aviation and Navigation

10:00am- 10:30am- Morning Break- exercise regime, morning snack

10:30am- 12:00pm- Lesson block 2

Visit to the Sparta Airport to see and explore airplanes in person

12:00pm- 1:00pm- Lunch Break

1:00pm- 2:30pm- Afternoon

Sparta Pool- anti gravity experiment in water

2:30pm- 3:00pm- Driving to Lacrosse

3:00pm- 4:30pm

Visit to the Planetarium at University of Wisconsin LaCrosse

4:30pm- 5:00pm- Drive back to Sparta

4:30pm- 5:00pm- Daily wrap up, log book reflection.

 

Thursday: 

8:00am- 8:30am- Student drop off

8:30am- 9:00am- Daily introductions, team building activity

9:00am- 10:00am- Lesson block 1

Dave Schroeder, Retired CEO of Ace Telephone, retired from the Army Reserve as a Senior Military InstructorEvolution of communication from the telegraph into space

10:00am- 10:30am- Morning Break- exercise regime, morning snack

10:30am- 11:30am- Lesson block 2

Chris Amundsen, Sparta STEM School teacher, Take off/landing procedures for entering/ exiting earth’s atmosphere

11:30am- 12:00pm- History Lesson

12:00pm- 1:00pm- Lunch Break

1:00pm- 2:30pm- Robotics/Rocketry

2:30pm- 3:00pm- Afternoon Break- team building activity, snack

3:00pm- 4:30pm- Robotics/Rocketry

4:30pm- 5:00pm- Daily wrap up, log book reflection.

 

Friday:

8:00am- 8:30am- Student drop off

8:30am- 9:00am- Daily introductions, team building activity

9:00am- 10:00am-

NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg- Skype session

10:00am- 12:00pm- Lesson block

Southside Elementary School, fire off the rockets that students have been building all week

12:00pm- 1:00pm- Lunch Break

1:00pm- 2:00pm- History Lesson

Mars and the future of space exploration

2:00pm- 2:30pm- team building activity

2:30pm- 3:30pm- set up for graduation and party

3:00pm- 4:15pm-

Visit from Mark Lee, retired Viroqua NASA astronaut

4:15pm- 4:45pm- Larry Scheckel presentation about being part of the Teacher in Space program

4:45pm- 5:15pm- Daily wrap up, log book reflection, sign thank you cards

5:30pm-

Graduation for our astronauts in training, presentation of certificate of completion and special lapel pin

PARTY- celebration including dinner afterward for the students and their families, the space camp instructors, donors of the space camp, and anyone else who has made a contribution to this wonderful project.