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Heritage teacher heads to space (camp)

Heritage Middle School science teacher Amber Harper has been selected to attend the 2013 Honeywell Educators at Space Academy (HE@SA) program at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) in Huntsville, Ala., in June.

HE@SA is a professional development program designed for teachers who want to learn new and innovative techniques to inspire and educate their students about science and math.

This summer, 200 educators were selected to participate as the HE@SA's Class of 2013. They will become part of a network of more than 1,795 graduates from 52 countries and territories and 50 U.S. states who have participated in the program since 2004. All costs, including travel, tuition, room and board, are sponsored by Honeywell Hometown Solutions.

Space Academy teachers undergo 45 hours of intensive classroom, laboratory and training time. Many Space Academy activities can be taken back to the participants' classrooms.