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Astronaut Ron Garan Talks With Students at SPARK!

Updated: Jul 14, 2021

Check out this blog post to read about our virtual event with Astronaut Ron Garan, where students got to interact with him via Zoom, ask questions, and share ideas related to fun STEM concepts!

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Hey Everyone - I wanted to send out an update on the amazing students and teachers I have met so far.

Last week I went across the Atlantic (virtually of course) to visit an amazing group of students from Ireland.

This week we're coming back to the US and visiting with Mrs. Thiele and her awesome students at the SPARK Hybrid Education Center in Naples, Florida.

The nominations told an incredible story of Darlene Thiele as an amazing teacher that has inspired the students with a love of space. This year they've worked on STEM projects from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) with NASA including a Mars Rover prototype and "eggstronaut" parachute. Plus they've been following SpaceX and the Mars Rover, Perseverance, all year long.

We're going to have a lot of fun so Mrs. Thiele - I can't wait to meet you and your amazing students!

#virtualclass #thankteachers #teacherlife #virtualteaching

Ron video of nominating SPARK

I had a wonderful time yesterday with Mrs. Thiele and her awesome students at the SPARK Hybrid Education Center in Naples, Florida. Keep those nominations coming:


Former astronaut inspires next generation

One lucky group of Southwest Florida students spent a special day in the classroom, learning lessons that were “out of this world.” Former NASA astronaut Ron Garan talked with the SPARK Hybrid Education Center in Naples on Thursday. “We rode in an elevator to the top of the launchpad and each ...

Wink News link:

News Report

April 1, 2021

5:00 p.m. Wink News report on Astronaut Ron Garan’s virtual visit today at SPARK Hybrid Education Center.

What a fantastic meeting with Astronaut Ron Garson today! Check it out tonight on Wink News at 5:00 p.m.

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