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Great Bend student completes Nasa-Based Space Science Education Program at the Cosmosphere
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Jordyn Stukey

Jordyn Stukey of Great Bend, daughter of Greg and Regina Stukey, graduated from the Camp KAOS Starship Earth July 19th at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. Jordyn will be entering 5th grade at Jefferson Elementary School this fall.
Starship Earth is a four-day camp with one overnight stay for students entering fifth and sixth grades. Developed by Cosmosphere staff, the Starship Earth program introduces campers to space science while emphasizing teamwork and problem solving. Starship Earth campers learn how the various systems of the Earth work together to support life and how that applies to our exploration of other planets.  Campers also construct a solar oven and a water filtration system, and engage in activities at the Dillon Nature Center and Hutchinson Zoo. Starship Earth participants have the rare opportunity to tour the Siemens Wind Turbine Nacelle Assembly Facility in Hutchinson. The camp’s capstone has campers design a self-supporting habitat relying on knowledge learned throughout the week. These projects are presented to families on the final day of the camp.