Thursday, May 19, 2011

Scholarship for kids with albinism interested in Space Camp!

A while back, I posted some things about Space Camp for visually impaired kids. This came in my e-mail from NOAH. I'm passing it along to anyone interested.

NOAH Announces Space Camp Scholarship!

Your child can be a Top Gun or blast off for the stars! Dreams come true during this experience of a lifetime at Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students (SCIVIS).

Mary Pinkston, the 2010 Delaware Teacher of the Year, graciously donated a scholarship for a child with albinism to attend Space Camp September 24 - 29, 2011, at the U. S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL.

This amazing opportunity allows young people who are blind or visually impaired to remove the word “can’t” from their vocabulary! With modifications for blind and low vision students, SCIVIS attendees select a ‘top gun’ flight training program or a space shuttle training program. Students learn to operate the same simulators used by NASA astronauts and fighter pilots.

NOAH board member Dan Oates, a 20 year veteran of SCIVIS, is the driving force behind this out-of-this-world opportunity for NOAH. For a detailed description of SCIVIS, take a look at the two video links below.

For more information about NOAH’s scholarship application process, information about SCIVIS or an inquiry form, visit

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