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: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Technology
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
Math
Girls served annually: 
10000
Boys served annually: 
10000
Does your program focus on serving youth with disabilities?: 
No
Is your program led by a non-profit organization [501(c)(3)]?: 
Yes
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.
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
Available Resources/Activities
workshops/classes/training
volunteers
teaching or tutoring
speakers
mentoring
job shadowing
internships
facilities/physical space
conferences
computer access
Collaboration Interests
working with similar organizations
working with K-12 schools
working with industry representatives
sharing resources
providing in-kind support
joint event planning
Needed Resources/Activities
volunteers
speakers
girls interested in STEM
funding/sponsorship
evaluation/assessment services
equipment donations
Populations Served
urban
teachers
rural
middle/junior
low income
high school
elementary
at-risk
Service Delivery Format
museums
classroom support
after school programs