HUNTSVILLE, Ala — Bridget Saylor, of Tazewell, Tennessee, recently attended Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, NASA’s official Visitor Information Center for Marshall Space Flight Center.
The educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math, while training students and adults with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and decision-making.
Saylor was part of the Space Academy for Educators Program, which is designed for teachers who want to advance education in the STEM fields. Bridget experienced astronaut simulators and took a virtual tour into space to save the International Space Station.
Trainees also followed lesson plans based on NASA content (which is correlated to the National Science Education Standards) and received content and knowledge to pass on to their students in the classroom.
Saylor graduated from the Space Academy on July 12.