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NASA STEM Day at Fenway Park Reaches 4000 Students

Updated on October 1, 2019 - 8:01 AM CDT
Posted on September 30, 2019 - 7:48 AM CDT

Tags: General Public | High School | Middle School | Students | Underserved / Underrepresented | Outreach | Nuggets | Astrophysics | Heliophysics | Planetary Science

On September 19, 2019, NASA Goddard’s Solar System Exploration Division partnered with the Boston Red Sox to host 4,111 students and teachers at historic Fenway Park. Schools from across New England participated, including students from underserved areas and several Massachusetts Teacher of the Year award recipients. Students learned about a wide array of NASA careers and missions through hands-on activities, talks, and demonstrations. In particular, Astronaut Scott Tingle’s recorded message and Deputy Chief Scientist David Draper’s presentation emphasized our Artemis program and the Artemis generation. Students chanted “We’re going!” After the event and prior to the afternoon baseball game, Draper took the game ball out to the pitcher’s mound in front of a stadium of Red Sox fans.