Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

Laura Blanton

Laura Blanton manages the National Air and Space Museum’s Holt Scholars program, dedicated to creating learning opportunities for District of Columbia Public School students and professional development for teachers. She previously taught in several different Museums in the Washington D.C. area including the National Museum of Natural History, National Gallery of Art, and National Portrait Gallery. She is passionate about community engagement, iterative program development, and golden retrievers.

A Simulation into Space Supports Students' Skills in STEAM

A future astronaut headed to Mars could be in your classroom. A new program from the National Air and Space Museum provides a memorable learning experience that builds on student interests and hones engineering and design skills