What is the Challenger Learning Center for Science & Technology?

The video below explains who we are and why we’re here!

Pre and Post Mission Information For Educators

Expedition Mars Teacher’s Guide


National Challenger Learning Center

Challenger Center for Space Science Education – National Website

Teacher Resources from Challenger National


Teacher Training

Ensure a smooth mission by scheduling your training to gain valuable insights into incorporating the Challenger activities with your classroom instruction. Call (815) 338-7722 or email challengercenter@aurora.edu.


Funds for Field Trips

The following links will take you to grants that you can apply for in order to help offset the cost of the field trip if need be. There are also other resources here that can aid you in finding funds.

Target Field Trip Grant

AIAA Classroom Grant

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AmazonSmile Program

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