We know many of you have had a blast with the Higher Orbits Space at Home experience and just in time for the holidays... we are offering a Space at Home - Best Of kit. This kit will contain activities that have been part of previous Higher Orbits Space at Home kits. All of the webinars will be pre-recorded and there will be no live webinars with this kit. This means the kit can be enjoyed at your/their own pace... and it will make an excellent gift!! Unlike our standard kits that change month to month, we can even customize this kit for younger students.
(For our previous Space at Home participants... not to worry - we will be releasing an all new kit in January!)
Space Inspires! Higher Orbits uses space to inspire students in STEM and STEAM while building teamwork, leadership, and communication skills. We are known for our multi-day space inspired STEM/STEAM program we run called Go For Launch! where high-school students across the United States work with an Astronaut and compete to have their experiment launched into space. We have launched 12 student experiments into space already and hope to launch many more. Higher Orbits makes space, in a variety of ways, accessible to all students regardless of their STEM background.
Wondering what the last kits looked like? Here are a few photos!
TIMING DETAILS - From tim of order please allow up to 1 week for us to create the kit and mail the kit via USPS Priority Mail. (Please understand, we can not be held accountable for delays within USPS.)
Note - the inside of the kits will be fun and festive to open and we don't suggest unpacking the box yourself, if you wish to wrap it, we suggest just wrap the box we mail you! We also offer the option of including a gift note inside the box.
Space Inspires more than just students. Space Inspires everyone! We want to bring that inspiration to YOUR home!
We love fun mail - anything that comes in the mail that isn't a bill or junk mail and is fun - and we want to send you space inspired fun mail with this Higher Orbits Space At Home - Best Of Kit. More than just fun, this kit is an educational package of STEM and STEAM activities that will fire the imagination and propel students thinking to higher orbits and encourage minds to dream bigger.
We know that times are challenging for many and this is why we have an option where you can support us sending a Higher Orbits Space At Home - Best Of Kit to a student in need. You may also donate within this "campaign" and we will use those donations to support making sure students have access to these kits. We are working with schools and organizations to be sure that these are allocated to students across the United States who otherwise would not be able to participate.
A personal note from Michelle Lucas, founder of Higher Orbits Foundation and Go For Launch! Program Director- "Space has inspired me my entire life. I grew up in an area where no one was talking about space or dreaming that big yet. Thanks to a spark ignited in me from watching a space shuttle launch on TV, I decided to reach for the stars. My path took me to a career at NASA's Johnson Space Center where I worked in Mission Control and as a technical instructor for Astronauts. It was never lost on me that I was following my dream because space inspired me... that's why I started Higher Orbits. I would have given anything as a kid to have space stuff show up in my mailbox. During the pandemic we've been sending space swag and fun mail to our previous Go For Launch! students and I want to share that space inspiration with other students who haven't been able to be part of one of our Go For Launch! events yet. Higher Orbits Space At Home is our way to do that. I hope you'll help us inspire the next generation of STEMists and Explorers!