Last year when Generation 1st Degree- Pico Rivera hosted NASA astronaut José Hernández as a guest speaker, I was taken back by how our students were captivated by his story. You could hear a pin drop in the school auditorium because students ears were hanging on to Jose’s inspirational story of how he grew up as a farmer’s son in Stockton and rose “to the stars” through his studies and dedication to get into NASA.
When I saw the intense interest our Pico Rivera students had in engineering and aerospace, I knew I had to continue the momentum. This time I wanted to bring something to the community that would captivate even the youngest Pico Rivera resident.
I’m excited and thrilled that our inaugural A Day In Space event will be here in just a few weeks. Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 22nd at El Rancho High School and bring the entire family! We will have activities for preschool students all the way up to high school, college and even parents can explore!
The day will start off with four plenary speakers Astronaut José Hernández; Astronaut Mark Kelly; Diana Trujillo, JPL Engineer; and Will Pomerantz, Vice President Special Projects, Virgin Galactic, who will share their road to space. Then attendees will have an opportunity to participate in two smaller breakout sessions to learn more about space exploration, careers in space, and other STEM related topics. Finally, we will open up the El Rancho High School cafeteria for an interactive Space Fair with exhibits from Northrup Grumman, Los Angeles Universal Preschool, and several engineering programs from universities such as Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, UCLA, UC Irvine and many more.
Reserve your spot now by registering HERE. The event is FREE and the first 500 attendees will receive gift bags.
Get ready to blast off…see you at A Day In Space!