The CLC has three events leading up to the
anniversary of the July 20, 1969 Moon landing. Each event involves a
simulated mission to the moon and fun and educational information
tailored for different age groups.
Return to the Moon
July 12th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Set out on an exploration to the moon and learn about the rockets
and astronauts that have made the journey into space. Investigate
lunar surfaces and design your own spacecraft. Then, buckle up and
blast out of the atmosphere as we set out to return to the landing
site of Apollo 11, where man first walked on the moon.
Apollo 50th Anniversary Moon Mission
July 19th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Hear accounts of the Apollo 11 mission and learn the latest about
NASA's vision for space exploration. Then join fellow crew members
in Mission Control and the Spacecraft as you fly your very own
simulated moon mission. Adults do not need to attend with a child.
However, children ages 10-15 must be accompanied by a participating
adult. Each person must register for the class. A great opportunity
for students and adults.
Parent & Child: One Giant Leap
(Ages 3-9 with an adult)
July 20th, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing celebrate at the
Challenger Learning Center with hands-on activities, crafts, videos,
stories, and more.
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Learn about the next "small steps" and "giant leaps" NASA plans
to take as you fly around our solar system in a simulated spacecraft. Each
parent and child must register for the class.
Registration information can be found at https://www.heartland.edu.
About Challenger Learning Center
Challenger Learning Center (CLC) is located in the Astroth Community Education
Center on the campus of Heartland Community College, 1500 W. Raab Rd., Normal,
The mission of the Challenger Learning Center is to engage students and teachers
in dynamic, hands-on exploration and discovery opportunities that strengthen
knowledge in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), inspire
students to pursue careers in these fields, and provide an outlet to learn and
apply important life skills.
CLC provides K-8 missions, distance learning missions, summer camps, corporate
programs, scouts and other public events.
Associate Director of Public Information
Heartland Community College]