Learning Center hosting free Space Racers event
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[January 15, 2015]
- The Challenger Learning Center (CLC) at Heartland Community
College is inviting kids aged three through seven to “za-za-zooooom”
with Space Racers®, a new animated preschool series. The free event,
called Space Racers: Stars & Planets, takes place Saturday, January
17 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the CLC, 1500 W. Raab Road, Normal.
Space Racers® follows young spaceship cadets as they
soar through the Solar System, learning about the power of
scientific investigation and observation, the wonders of space
exploration and the importance of working together as a team. NASA
scientists and astronauts assisted in the development of the series,
which airs locally on Illinois Public Media WILL-TV Sundays at 9:30
a.m. and nationwide on APT and PBS stations.
Flight Director Susan Evens hopes the event will introduce preschool
and young children to fun things at the CLC.
At the Space Racers® event, attendees will have the opportunity to
watch several episodes and participate in hands-on science
activities. Space Racers Co-Creator and Executive Producer, Julian
Cohen, will also share a behind-the-scenes look at how each animated
character was brought to life.
“We’re so excited to be working with the CLC,” said Cohen. “Our
stories tap into children’s curiosity to discover and learn about
our solar system, which falls directly in line with the mission of
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Although the event is free, registration is requested and can
be completed online at challenger learningcenter.com or by
calling Community Ed at (309) 268-8160.
For more information on Space Racers®, visit
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[Becky Gropp, Heartland Community