Challenger Learning Center

Misson Statement:

The Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee is the principal public outreach operation of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. Our missions include the provision to K-12 students of standards-aligned, high-quality ?hands-on? educational experiences in science and engineering through the use of high-fidelity aerospace simulators. Our state-of-the art, large-format and domed digital theaters significantly augment our ability to accomplish this mission through exhibition of thematically related large-format films and planetarium programs. Our mission also is to provide the general public with stunningly unique, hugely entertaining audio-visual experiences through acquisition for, and exhibition in, the theaters of the best films and programs available.

Vision Statement:

To be the recognized regional leader in informal science education and to be the leading destination for a regional audience of the absolute best in large-format film and planetarium programs anywhere.

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Susan
Last Name: 
Borland
Title: 
Education Co-Manager
Location: 
200 South Duval St
Tallahassee, FL 32301
United States
Phone: 850-645-7788
Fax: 850-645-7784
Program Details
Year Established: 
1999
Affiliation: 
None
Program Focus: 
Science
Program Focus: 
Technology
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
Math
Girls served annually: 
10000
Boys served annually: 
10000
Do you serve students/youth with disabilities?: 
No
Organization Info
Organization Name: 
Challenger Learning Center
Organization Description: 
Misson Statement: The Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee is the principal public outreach operation of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. Our missions include the provision to K-12 students of standards-aligned, high-quality ?hands-on? educational experiences in science and engineering through the use of high-fidelity aerospace simulators. Our state-of-the art, large-format and domed digital theaters significantly augment our ability to accomplish this mission through exhibition of thematically related large-format films and planetarium programs. Our mission also is to provide the general public with stunningly unique, hugely entertaining audio-visual experiences through acquisition for, and exhibition in, the theaters of the best films and programs available. Vision Statement: To be the recognized regional leader in informal science education and to be the leading destination for a regional audience of the absolute best in large-format film and planetarium programs anywhere.
Is your organization a non-profit [501(c)(3)]?: 
Yes
Organization Contact Info
First Name: 
Susan
Last Name: 
Borland
Title: 
Education Co-Manager
Location: 
200 South Duval St
Tallahassee, FL 32301
United States
Phone: 850-645-7788
Fax: 850-645-7784
Needed Resources/Activities
equipment donations
evaluation/assessment services
funding
girls interested in STEM activities
speakers
STEM promotional materials
volunteers
Available Resources/Activities
computer access
conferences
facilities
internships
job shadowing
mentoring
speakers
teaching or tutoring
volunteers
workshops/classes/training
Populations Served
at-risk
elementary
high school
low income
middle/junior
rural
teachers
urban
Collaboration Interests
joint event planning
providing in-kind support
sharing resources
working with industry representatives
working with K-12 schools
working with similar organizations
Service Delivery Format
after school programs
classroom support
museums