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This year’s team consists of Tom, Dayana, Ralph, Silas, Cecil, and Sarah. We’ll be running our annual astronomy-themed workshop this week, for an elementary school in Les Cayes, Haiti.
For our activities this year, we were inspired by two things: a little girl who made a plaster astronaut last year and very earnestly told us it was the first black woman astronaut. Her words made us realize the need to set the record straight and show the children the many role models who they might be able to relate to. Secondly we all watched the movie or read the book “Hidden Figures”.
So while the week will be filled with experiments and activities about astronomy, rocket science and space exploration, there will be many discussions about the contributions of scientists, engineers and mathematicians from a wide range of backgrounds. We’re curious to see how it will be received.