Frosty Drew’s Adventures in Space Program for Grades 1-5

Adventures in Space_Spring2016_v5

Register Now for April Vacation Week’s  
Adventures in Space Program for Grades 1-5
At Frosty Drew in Ninigret Park, Charlestown, RI
Print Registration form

Attention Future Space Explorers!
Science educator Dave Heshion brings his five-day space odyssey to Frosty Drew this spring for students presently attending grades 1-5.  Adventures in Space allows children to explore the solar system, the mechanics of flight, life aboard a space station, and more! Students design their own star wheels for gazing, Mars base or Space Station, and build their own rockets that will launch on the final day of the program. Register early for this fun, hands-on vacation week program!

This morning program begins at 9:00 am and ends at 12noon. The program and materials fee is $150 for non-members and $120 for Frosty Drew family members. For girls and boys presently attending grades 1-5.  From Monday, April 18 through Friday, April 22.  Registration is due by April 4.

This special week consists of:

Day 1—Rocket Building

Learn and understand how rockets work and fly. Students will each get to build their own rocket that will fly as high as 1,000 feet. Launch is slated for Day 5.

Day 2—Part A: Our Universe

Explore our solar system and beyond. A lecture demonstration will be given to display more information on the subject. Students will then design and create alien life forms as well as create star wheels for gazing.

Day 2—Part B: Our Universe

Using a variety of simple toys, discover the workings of forces such as gravity and friction. See the effects on Earth and how they differed for the crew aboard the Space Shuttle.

Day 3—Living & Working in Space

Find out what it’s like for the astronauts to live and work in space. Detailed models, a moon suit, space food, and hands-on activities will be presented. Each student will have his or her own Astronaut Portrait taken in a shuttle flight suit.

Day 4—Space Station

Take a look into the history and development of the International Space Station, currently in Earth’s orbit. Then students will design their own Space Station or Mars base.

Day 5—Part A: Principles of Flight

Using materials such as gliders, balloons, and water rockets, explore and understand the principles of flight.

Day 5—Part B: Rocket Launch

Family and friends are invited to witness the launching of the model rockets made on Day 1. Following the rocket launch, all are invited to the program’s closing ceremony where certificates, awards, and the Astronaut Portraits are presented.

For further information email or

Phone (401) 364-9508.

Frosty Drew Nature Center, Ninigret Park, 62 Park Lane, Charlestown, RI 02813