Category Archives: Active Learning Astronomy for Schools in Haiti

Astronomy Roadshow in Haiti Schools

astronomy roadshow in Haiti schools

Source: U Mass Lowell A team from the UMass Lowell spent a week teaching more than a hundred schoolchildren in Haiti about astronomy, rocket science, space exploration and the lives of famous scientists, engineers and mathematicians. Called the “Astronomy Roadshow,” the annual trip is part of the educational outreach program organized by the university’s Haiti Development […]

Activity blog

Visit the project blog at 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 […]

Overview of Projects

Las Cayes, Haiti, is a city of 70,000 where only 65% of children attend school, and only half of those will complete 6th grade. Teachers lack support, resources, and training to implement any curriculum at all beyond the basics. Children grow up without access to science education, and completely without any scientist or engineer role […]