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2017 Deke Slayton Space Camp Schedule

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.