The Challenger Learning Center will be hosting its 2nd Challenger After Dark fundraiser on April 12th, 2019. Our first endeavor was very well received, and we are expanding our efforts this year.
Challenger After Dark 2019 will have a Mars theme. This coincides with our new Expedition to Mars mission and our efforts to engage the community in our Center. The evening will include:
· A Mars themed escape experience (this will be different from last years’ experience)
· Mars themed STEM activities (Including 3D pens and ozobots)
· Food catered by: Angee’s Restaurant
· Cash bar hosted by: Four Mile Brewing (Each paid registrant will receive one complimentary drink.)
· Green screen photos
· Silent Auction
Guests last year said the following about the event:
“Escape room was great! Creative and fun. Third escape experience and very well done. Loved group experience!”
“More activities than most fundraisers.”
“One of the best fundraisers I have attended, and I don’t generally care for fundraisers.”
“Enjoyed unique activities, the space was great and had opportunity to mingle.”
Challenger After Dark is designed in conjunction with SBU Enactus.
Cost is $50 per person (21 and older only) and the proceeds from Challenger After Dark will help to offset the operating expenses of the Center and pay for updates.
The Challenger Learning Center of the Twin Tier Region is offering a FREE community engagement evening titled, The Journey to Mars!
We have been chosen to be part of a NASA cooperative agreement where we will begin offering the new Expedition to Mars mission in the Spring of 2019. As part of the new mission, we are hosting an evening all about Mars.
There will be multiple activities to complete during the evening. Participants will need to prepare for a launch by developing a space launch system. This will include determining mission goals and obtaining launch approval. Next, participants will need to build your rocket. In phase three, participants will learn about the different effects on Mars with regards to weight, bone density and blood flow. The next phase has participants working with our Mars Community builder app on a Samsung Galaxy tablet and building a model of a Mars habitat with a 3D pen! Lastly, participants will conduct your research on Mars. During this phase, participants will build a manned mars rover and code an unmanned rover.
The evening will conclude with a Mars presentation in Mission control on one of our new 82-inch projection display.
The Dresser-Rand Challenger Center welcomes 5th grade students from Olean Intermediate Middle School (Olean School District) for their Rendezvous with Comet Halley missions on Friday, June 2; Wednesday, June 7; Thursday, June 8 and Friday, June 9.
The Dresser-Rand Challenger Center welcomes 6th grade students from Jamestown School District for their Rendezvous with Comet Halley missions on Monday, May 15; Tuesday, May 16; Thursday, May 18; Friday, May 19; Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23. (9:45-1:30 every school day)