SONAC will provide an interactive introduction to STEM for 9 – 12 year old Native American girls.
We will be hosting an online program creating projects, inviting influential guest speakers, and concluding with participation in a coding competition. The program will be engaging, challenging, and, most importantly, lots of fun.
Completion of the program makes participants eligible for a full scholarship (valued at $2,000) to Space Camp’s Robotics Camp 2021, at the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL.
Interested? It’s free!
Online gatherings are planned to begin July 2020.
For more information please contact: ElisabethAnneHolm(at)gmail.com
Hello, Unfortunately, due to the new suggested mandate regarding the COVID-19 virus, we are canceling our Paint and Sip fundraiser.
We will gladly refund your money upon request. Should you instead choose to donate some or all of it, we will send you a signed personalized photo from Astronaut Hoot Gibson.
As you can imagine cancelling a fundraiser is a tough blow for us, we appreciate your support during this on going difficult time.
Czarina Salido Executive Director
Join us and explore an evening of art, food, wine, and space! Award winning space artist, Michelle Rouch will guide you through a Baby Yoda paint-n-sip workshop.
Enjoy two complimentary glasses of Maynards’ Wine of the Month, along with delicious pizza, and dessert. The event includes stories and a photo with our very special guest, Space Shuttle Astronaut, Capt. Robert ‘Hoot’ Gibson.
Gibson is an engineer, pilot, astronaut, and the commander of four space shuttle missions. After the workshop, he’ll be telling the tales of his time in space and will be available for a photo with you and your finished art work. For an additional $25 donation, Hoot will even sign your painting!
Who: Space Artist Michelle Rouch with Space Shuttle Astronaut Capt. Robert ‘Hoot’ Gibson
Price: $75 – includes workshop, art supplies and canvas, two glasses of Maynards’ Wine of the Month, pizza, and dessert, and a photo with you, your painting, and Hoot Gibson. Astronaut Gibson will sign your painting for an additional $25 donation
Artwork by Michelle Rouch will be on display and available for purchase and signing. Michelle was nominated for Arizona Governor’s Arts Awards. She won first place in the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautic (AIAA) Harry Staubs Precollege Outreach Award and outstanding STEM K-12 outreach in 2014 – 2017. Her engineering background offers her the ability to combine technical knowledge and refine her aerospace art.
Space is exclusively limited to 22 guests. This is a small alfresco gathering.
To purchase tickets :
Step 1: Donate $75 (per person) for the workshop
or donate $100 (per person) for the workshop PLUS have your painting signed by Robert ‘Hoot’ Gibson
We started off in 2017 with cute little girls leaving the Reservation and flying on a plane for the first time. Their excitement was palpable. They were so nervous to leave their families and fly across the country, but they did it. They successfully graduated from Space Camp!
Three years later they’ve matured into young women going to high school and junior high. Only an unimaginable 1% of Native American students complete a math course as high school freshman. With a lump in my throat, we can say Saydee will be part of that 1%! Why? Because she wants to be an astronaut and knows she needs to do well in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). That’s all because she went to Space Camp.
That is the importance of this program. Giving these kids a fighting chance to finish high school, and maybe just maybe, finishing University. We know these kids have the confidence and foundation to do anything.
Let’s give these kids opportunities to pursue what ever they desire. At the very least, we can support them, and help to inspire big dreams.
We would love to send more kids this year, however, we can’t go to Space Camp without your donation! It’s very expensive to fly from Tucson to Huntsville, and Space Camp registration is not cheap. We have to raise $6,500 before August. Please help!
Our appreciation to the Poor family for giving us the opportunity to attend Spacefest IX. It’s wonderful to see so much artistic talent and to learn about the history and future of space exploration. Thank you to the Spacefest organizers for a wonderful event!
Sole was honored to be invited to give a speech at the Spacefest IX banquet dinner. She was prepared and ready.
As the saying goes, “It takes team work to make dreams work.” We are grateful to the Space Hipster community for helping us reach our goals. Our gratitude to the Pascua Yaqui community. Thank you all for your support!
Would you or some special girl in your life like to own aspiring astronaut Luciana Vega, the American Girl 2018 “Doll of the Year” and all of her gear pictured here?
Space Hipsters is raffling Luciana and her collection, retail value $300, in cooperation with Taking Up Space. Tickets are $10 each for the first ticket and $5 for each additional ticket bought at the same time. So, for instance, $20 will get you three chances to win.
The drawing will be held on March 6th and broadcast from Tucson at the La Cocina Fundrasier as a “Facebook live” event.
Be sure and tell us in the ‘Add a note’ section of your purchase who the ticket(s) is for if it’s not the same as the name of the PayPal account owner (you might, for instance, want to buy tickets for three granddaughters & put each of their names on a ticket). Within 36 hours of your purchase you will receive an email with your ticket number on it. Hold on to that e-mail!
Good luck, everyone! Tickets on sale now until March 4th.
Space Hipsters has purchased this collection out of profits from Patch sales. Half of the first $600 collected will go to reimburse the account. So, for instance, if we only sell $200 worth of tickets, SH will get $100 and Taking Up Space will get $100. After $600, Taking Up Space will get 100% percent of monies collected. Space Hipsters will pay worldwide shipping and insurance costs to get Luciana to the winner. Any customs fees will be the responsibility of the winner.