Boeing sends Crismon teacher to Space Camp
Thanks to funding from The Boeing Company, Janece Larson, a sixth-grade teacher at Crismon Elementary, will attend Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala., this summer.
Janece Larson, Crismon Elementary sixth-grade teacher, will use her experience to further inspire scientific exploration and inquiry for her students.
Bringing lessons to life is Larson's passion. She promotes a love of science by fostering daily hands-on science inquiry. She motivates students to use scientific thinking skills, and she incorporates a wealth of outside resources in her classroom.
Each year, Larson builds a planetarium for students to experience the wonders of space. This year, she will also feature moon rocks from NASA.
She stays on the cutting edge of space information by attending Mars workshops at Arizona State Unversity each year. Larson has also visited Mission Control in Texas and the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
After completing her training at Space Camp this summer, Larson will share her experiences, ideas and insights about the U.S. space program with the district's science liaisons.
"Good luck to Janece as she sets out to represent Mesa Public Schools at Space Camp this summer in Alabama, and thanks to Boeing for its support of great science experiences," said Alex Macdonald, Crismon principal.