During the first and second quarters of SY2023-2024, all CLC missions will be virtual.
Our current virtual Mission is Destination Mars (Grade 6-12).
The Mission Begins
Students are assigned stations to work at as they learn the variety of jobs performed during a mission. Crew manifests are available online, and it helps to have students assigned to their jobs prior to arriving at the CLC. Each mission starts off with a pre-flight briefing of the mission. Next, the students are divided into two groups; half of the students start working in Mission Control, while the other students board the Space Craft. At the midpoint in the mission, there is a crew exchange, and students switch locations. Once students complete the mission, the group comes together for a final post-flight briefing. Pre-visit and Post-visit materials are available for teachers to help with preparation and follow-up to the student’s day at the Challenger Learning Center.
Scheduling a Mission
To schedule a Challenger Mission, you must fill out the online registration form and submit it to the Science Center. A confirmation will be posted online for you once a date has been established and transportation has been arranged. You may only register for the mission that is currently being run. There is no program cost for Prince George’s County Public Schools.