Teachers and administrators at Dunbar Middle School are seeing stars, or to be more specific, self-luminous celestial bodies made of gas and held together by their own gravity.
So what’s the reason for the scientific geek-speak? The West Texas school just received news that they’ve landed a chance to partner with an out-of-this-world talent in K-12 education: NASA.
Dunbar Middle School has been named a NASA Explorer School by the nation’s space agency.
One of only 26 schools selected nationwide, Dunbar was one of two schools in Texas to receive the honor and the only middle school chosen this year. Dr. Hesiquio Rodriguez Elementary School in Harlingen was also selected.
The Explorer School designation includes $17,500 in funding and a three-year partnership agreement with NASA. As an Explorer School, Dunbar will have behind-the-scenes access to resources from the space agency as well as access to NASA facilities, curriculum and professional development workshops