Four Year 11-13 students will be selected to participate in an international gathering, and experience at the Advanced Space School Programme at Huntsville, Alabama to be held in late June. Successful students will be immersed in a programme that is designed to promote space science and exploration. Activities will include hands-on astronaut training, as well as learning about the mental, emotional and physical demands astronauts must face. Students will be accompanied by a teacher for this particular experience.
Students selected by Royal Society Te Apārangi for this opportunity will be supported, in general, for up to 70% of their international travel and registration costs by the Talented School Students Travel Award. To be considered, all students must complete the 2018 International Science Opportunities for Students Application Form [DOC 55.50 kb].
For those applying for this opportunity, please supply all material by 5pm, Wednesday 14 March 2018 to:
Royal Society Te Apārangi
PO Box 598
Although most of these opportunities are not teacher accompanied, these programmes are quite structured and fully supervised. However, if applicants and their parents/guardians feel uncomfortable with these conditions, we would strongly advise you not to apply. Furthermore, if more than one student is to be selected for a particular opportunity, then we strongly recommend that these students travel together.
Schools cannot nominate any more than four students in total, but those nominated students can apply for one or for as many opportunities they would like to by ticking the boxes on the application form.
For further information: www.spacecamp.com/space/advancedacademy
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