The Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky (CLCKY) provides a first class, space-based learning environment where students “fly” simulated space missions. The CLCKY features a Mission Control Center modeled after the one at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, a Transporter/Space Shuttle, and a Spacecraft/Space Station simulator where experiments are performed and probes are assembled and “launche...(Read More)
PROBLEM: Creating the 21st Century workforce of tomorrow must start today. Young people must be exposed to what the career opportunities of tomorrow can possibly be and what knowledge and skills are needed to succeed. They must see the relevance in what they're being asked to learn and must be inspired and motivated to pursue challenging coursework. Exposure to technical fields at an early age is critical and young people need a place to explore and learn.
SOLUTION: The Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky provides unique learning experiences in all aspects of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) that allow young people to explore career possibilities in a fun and exciting environment. Learning is always relevant at the Challenger Center where all activities are hands-on and minds-on. Whether flying a simulated mission into space, designing, building, and programming a robot to accomplish an important task, or visiting a mad scientist's laboratory using virtual reality, young people will get that critical exposure to the cool opportunities available in the STEM fields of tomorrow. And all of this is available right here in southeastern Kentucky!