Young Astronauts

 Young Astronauts Club

Coordinator: Mrs. Marlayna Tracy

The River Ridge Academy Young Astronauts Club is open to any fourth grade student.  As a member of the club, students participate in stimulating activities focusing on the basic principles of flight, aeronautics and space exploration.  Some exciting events include various STEM projects, egg drop, and making mock space shuttles.  The club is going to the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida in the spring.  Children have the opportunity to interview an astronaut, experience real flight shuttle simulation, explore the grounds and learn all about the history of the space program and NASA.   All club meetings are held on Friday mornings from 7:45-8:40 starting in November and ending in March.   The club meeting dates also correlate with the space and astronomy unit that is done in the classroom.  All children participating in the club will pledge to improve their grades in science and math. 

Meeting Dates
Thursday, November 15th

Thursday, November 29th

Thursday, December 6th

Tuesday, December 13th

Thursday, January 10th

Thursday, January 17th

Thursday, January 24th

Thursday, February 7th

Thursday, February 21st

Wednesday, February 27th (parent ONLY NASA meeting at 4:30)

Thursday, February 28th

Tuesday, March 5th

Thursday-Friday March 7-8th (NASA trip)