Contact Victor Williamson with your questions about simulator based experiential education programs for your school.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

A Report on the First Day of the 3 Day Overnight Space Camp. See the Latest Photos of the New Space Center Under Construction. Space / Astronomy News. Imaginarium Theater with Talkies!

Bradyn Lystrup and Spencer Dauwalter at the Voyager Flight and 2FX Stations

A Report on Day One of our 3 Day EdVenture Camp. First of the Summer Season.
Another in our 10 Years Ago Series. 
June 7, 2010
Hello Troops,
It's 9:20 P.M. by the clock above the Odyssey's emergency exit. We are a couple hours into our first EdVenture Camp for the 2010 Summer season. I'm yawning. I'm tired. I've been plugging away since 9:00 A.M. and have several more miles to go before I sleep. I'll be here a total of 50 hours before I go home, and that's just the start of the week with this 3 day camp! I still have full days of private missions on Thursday, Friday and Saturday along with another Overnight Camp Thursday night. Oh yes, its summer and that means I'm hear around 90 hours per week.

Day 1 of the 3 Day Overnight EdVenture Camp

I'm paid for 40 hours and gladly donate the other 50 hours to the Center. It isn't proper to direct a non profit organization so dependent on volunteer help without setting the example and volunteering myself. So, Space Center Volunteers, Mr. Williamson is right there in the bunkers with you fighting the good fight and doing what he can to make the Center a success. Volunteerism is the life blood of the Center and I'm convinced the best way to lead is by example.

But, I'm asking for your 'understanding' if you come in and I'm not myself. You might find me slumped back in my chair asleep in a very Peppermint Patty way, or you might find me catching a few winks in the library. I've got a pad right by the Odyssey Control Room door so I can lay there and still track the missions and the campers. You might find me wondering aimlessly through the school looking purposeful (but in reality - quite befuddled). Wish me a good day. If I don't respond then take me by the arm and lead me back to the library and tell me to lay down. I should be right as rain in a few minutes.

Bathroom Break before bedtime on the 3 Day Camp. I wonder if they'll sleep tonight so I can.

Today I spent most of the day pondering over the working schedule, climbing up and down the ladder in the Custodial Closet to get to the school's roof to check on air conditioning. I discovered the Gym's AC was working (the compressor was doing its job) but wasn't putting out the air. The custodian and I found the reason. The belt driving the fan was too lose to turn the fan to deliver the cooled air.

Campers happy with their mission so far

The camp started at 7:00 P.M. We've got 34 campers. They are in their first short rotation (a 3 hour mission). I'm listening to the Phoenix crew debate with the ship's engineer about the impulse engine. The Phoenix is always the loudest ship. The poor captain has come out three times. He claims it is too intense. We stop tonight at 10:30 P.M. for ice cream and then bed. 

EdVenture Camps lining up for their ice cream before bed

I've got just under an hour to go. I'm not sure I can make it. I think I'll take a walk through the school and then stretch out for a minute or two in the Library and listen to the Odyssey mission.

Mr. Williamson

James Porter Takes Us Behind the Scenes for a Space Center Construction Walkabout.

     Recently James did a walkabout of the new Christa McAuliffe Space Center in Pleasant Grove.  He shared the photos on the CMSC Facebook Page. I'm reposting them here in the Troubadour, our Space EdVentures historical home. 

Space and Astronomy News from Telos Discovery Space Center

Imaginarium Theater with Talkies
The Best Videos From Around the World Edited for a Gentler Audience

Imaginarium Memes


No comments: