MOUSE Squad Fieldtrip to the Moon! APPLY NOW!
On Wednesday, March 12th, 50 MOUSE Squad middle school students will attend our first-ever Fieldtrip to the Moon, hosted by the American Museum of Natural History!
WHEN: Wednesday, March 12th
WHERE: Rose Center for Earth and Space in the American Museum of Natural History on 81st Street at Central Park West, NYC. MOUSE will not provide private transportation, the museum is near the subway and several bus lines.
WHO: Fieldtrips are for middle school MOUSE Squads only. (Much like our advanced MOUSE Corps program is only for high schools!) Space is limited for this trip, you must first fill out the application (below) to find out if your school can attend - we can only provide tickets for 1 adult chaperone per school, and 10 MOUSE Squad students per school.
APPLY: Applications are due Wednesday, January 30th. Download the Application here. Email this application to Meredith@mouse.org, or fax it ATTN: Meredith, MOUSE to 212.226.5619. We will announce which schools have been accepted by February 6th. We require that each student who attends this trip actively participates in MOUSE Squad: they must have an account on www.mousesquad.org and they must have at least started the process of becoming a certified MOUSE Squad technician.
|10AM||Schools must arrive before 10AM.|
|10:30 - 11AM||
Fieldtrip to the Moon
Take a virtual trip to the Moon in the immersive Hayden Planetarium. Feel the ground shake beneath you as you experience a thrilling NASA rocket launch. Guided by a live presenter, you will orbit the Earth and get an astronaut's view of a sunrise in space. Field Trip to the Moon is a virtual journey created using NASA engineering models and scientific data. Like NASA's astronauts, you will come face-to-face with the challenges and excitement of traveling through space to land on the Moon. Along the way, you'll discover some of the differences between the Earth and the Moon and what makes our planet unique and habitable.
|11AM - 12PM||Guided Tour of the Rose Center for Earth and Space
|12 - 12:45PM||Lunch in the Museum Cafeteria: MOUSE provides students with $10 lunch vouchers.|
|1 - 1:30PM||Cosmic Collisions|
Developed in collaboration with and programmatic support from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Cosmic Collisions will expand students' concepts and knowledge of the Earth, the Solar System, the Milky Way Galaxy, and the Universe and introduce current findings in astrophysics.
The rest of the fieldtrip’s schedule is optional and will not be guided by MOUSE –
if you are required to be back at your school by a certain time, you may choose not to stay for these events. But each ticket includes the IMAX show ticket (worth $16), so if you can get permission to stay for the entire school day, we recommend it!!
OPTIONAL: IMAX SHOW: Dinosaurs Alive!
Dinosaurs Alive! is a stunning large-format film, narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas. The film follows Museum paleontologists Mike Novacek and Mark Norell and an inspired team of dedicated young graduate students as they hunt for dinosaur remains in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia and at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. Together they uncover evidence that the descendents of dinosaurs still walk (or fly) among us.