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KQED QUEST DOCUMENTARY – AMATEUR ROCKETRY & MAVERICKS EXPLORERS STEM EDUCATION PROGRAM DEBUTS NATIONWIDE ON PBS
KQED QUEST features Maverick’s Tom Atchison and Steve Jurvetson, in an exciting documentary about amateur rocketry and civilian space exploration as a platform upon which to engage the next generation in STEM education and space exploration activities in the classroom.
The Mavericks Explorers STEM education space exploration program has been recognized for its unique ability to provide a comprehensive approach to STEM in a single investment of resources and to accelerate systems engineering, collaborative working teams, and the pressure of a real world space mission which challenges high school students to demonstrate their mastery of STEM principals though design, construction and launch of their own space vehicle deploying a NASA research payload.
Many of the Mavericks members are featured working with students at the Mavericks Space Education Research Centers, along with model, hobby, and experimental rocket groups and is to be broadcast nationally on PBS starting April 25, 2012. Viewing times are listed on your local PBS station, and you can check their website for programming times. Don’t miss it.
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