Last week, my 5th grade students and I went on a field trip to the Columbia Memorial Space Center. This was the first time in my 30-year teaching career that I was in Downey on a field trip.
My colleagues, our parent chaperones, and most importantly, our students thoroughly enjoyed their educational experience. As one of my students wrote in his essay about the field trip: “It was an extremely entertaining, educational, and fun field trip!”
Needless to say, I was very proud of our city and the positive impact our center made on everyone. Thank you to all of the people, past and present, who have worked so hard to create a unique learning experience and a living tribute to Downey’s role in space history.