We are officially one of the three finalists in the first Project Spark competition sponsored by the Hudson Community Foundation. Project Spark asked for ideas that would make Hudson a better place to live, work and play. So we thought – why not a better place to be inspired, learn and grow? Space St. Croix does that for kids and the community in regards to opportunities and ideas around our universe. Plus, the winner receives up to $20,000 to fund the project!
2015 was an amazing 1st year for Space St. Croix. The pilot programs held at various Hudson schools, The Hudson Area Library and at the Phipps Center For the Arts reached almost 900 kids.
Kids are welcome to head down to Chapter 2 Books located at 226 Locust Street, Hudson, and claim their Passport to Pluto books. And then get ready to blast off onto a planetary scavenger hunt as you search the shops of downtown Hudson for the hidden planets. The book has nine planets (including Pluto the dwarf planet) and has great facts about each of them.
Collect a sticker for each planet you find, fill the book and collect a prize at May 3 back at Chapter 2 Books… just in time for a Star Wars party…
Michael Soluri is visting Hudson as part of Space St. Croix to offer inspiration for local youth during an elementary school visit though his powerful imagery. While in the area, we will offer a free presentation at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Friday, May 1 at 6 p.m. Enthusiasts of space, photography and more are welcome to enjoy Michael’s presentation and speak with the photographer afterwards.
We’d like to take a moment and thank the organizations that are helping Space St. Croix gain momentum in 2015. These fantastic people include Chapter 2 Books, Hudson Area Library, our local UPS Store and Christiansen Creative. If you’d like to help us with our efforts, send a note to Christopher Mick — kid, education and space enthusiast.