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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Canyon Grove Academy's Discovery Space Center Changes its Name and Logo. Meet the New Co-Director Taking Maeson Busk's Place. Was Maeson Busk the First Space EdVenturer to Defect to Disney? Possible Proof he Wasn't. The Imaginarium.

Reality's Edge Log

     The Discovery Space Center at Canyon Grove Academy has changed its name to Reality's Edge Space Simulations (RESS).  A name change was necessary to avoid confusion between the Telos Discovery Space Center at the Canyon Grove Discovery Space Center.  Reality's Edge continues its partnership with the Telos Discovery Space Center.
     The new name was suggested by Sofia Felix, a RESS volunteer.  Caleb Harrison designed the logo (above).

     Let's take a moment to acquaint ourselves with the five Space EdVentures locations in Utah County.

The Christa McAuliffe Space Center (CMSC); the granddaddy of them all located in Pleasant Grove. Affiliated with the Alpine School District.  
Starships: Magellan, Odyssey, Phoenix, Galileo

Renaissance Space Academy (RSA) located in Lehi
Affiliated with Renaissance Academy, a public K-8 charter school.
Starships: Voyager, Nighthawk

The Lion's Gate Center (LGC) located in Saratoga Springs 
Affiliated with Lakeview Academy, a public K-9 charter school.
Starships: Leo, Apollo, Artemis

 The Telos Discovery Space Center (TDSC) located Orem 
Affiliated with TelosU and Telos Academy
Starships: Hyperion

Reality's Edge (RESS) located in Pleasant Grove
Affiliated with Canyon Grove Academy a public K-6 charter school.
Starships: Everest, Dauntless, Valiant   

Meet Caleb Harrison, Reality's Edge new Co-Director

Caleb being bid farewell by Maeson Busk and a Welcome by Sydney Brown
     Maeson Busk's dramatic temporary defection to Disney World left a management opening at Reality's Edge.  Caleb Harrison was hired to fill that opening. Caleb and Sydney Brown will be co-directors of the center. 
     Caleb is 23 years old and is trained in graphic design and marketing.  He was a camper at the Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center back in the day and is excited to reenter the Space EdVenturing world by joining the RESS team. 
Could This be Brandon Wright Outside The Troubadour's Top Secret West Coast Bureau 

     The Troubadour's west coast office's exterior camera took this picture of someone who looks very familiar to many in the Space EdVenturing community. Using Chinese face recognition technology the security software identified the person with 60% probability as Brandon Wright, a long time Space EdVenturer who dropped off the radar some time ago.
     The Troubadour Tavern at Disneyland appears, on the surface, to be your average outdoor eatery with a medieval theme.  Guests enjoy their bratwurst on brioche rolls with bacon, sauerkraut and pretzel bites with cheesy sauce with kids' snacks and soft drinks under a pavilion-style tent.
     Secretly, the Troubadour Tavern operates as The Troubadour's west coast bureau. We all know that Disneyland is the Happiest Place on Earth with the Space Centers coming in second.  What better way to keep an eye on your competition than to plant your spies right in the heart of the Magic Kingdom.  From our "Tavern", our cashiers, waiting staff and cooks watch and learn.... watch and learn.... always looking for ways to improve our programs until one day that coveted title of Happiest Place on Earth is ours.
     The sighting alert came right through to my phone at Renaissance Academy while I was teaching my 6th grade history class.  There was a "ping" just as I was describing ancient Roman outdoor toilets. I excused myself, stepped out of the classroom, and called the bureau chief. "Step away from the cash register for a minute and look for someone in a black t-shirt with dark glasses. It is a possible Brandon Wright sighting." 
     There was a pause. Over the line I could hear a disgruntled customer complaining his cheesy sauce was too clumpy. A minute later she returned to the phone. "Nobody matching that description around the perimeter," she responded. I told her to keep a eye out and give the customer another order of cheesy sauce with our compliments.  
     Two Years ago Brandon disappeared from the Lions Gate Center. Nathan King stepped in to fill his shoes. The official statement from Lions Gate said he had taken a sudden sabbatical and it was of "undetermined length".  Perhaps it was something more sinister.
Out of fear of losing its crown as "Happiest Place on Earth" to the space centers, did Disney pull a North Korea maneuver and kidnap Brandon in hopes of extracting his knowledge of simulations and simulator based experiential education?  
     If this was Brandon, then the question to be asked is, "Was Brandon Wright Turned? Was he brainwashed and programmed to work for DUD (Disney Undercover Department)?
     The Troubadour advises all Space EdVenture centers to be on the lookout for someone matching the description of Brandon Wright. Look for someone suspiciously hanging around the center or perhaps chatting with the employees or volunteers, or someone digging through the dumpster for bits of intelligence which could further Disney's cause.      
     Of course this could all be speculation. Perhaps this wasn't Brandon. We may never know. But if this was Brandon it would make sense he would be seen near the Troubadour Tavern possibly reminiscing in nostalgia about the time of Great Expansion when the first new colony fleets left for the schools of the galaxy.