Sheryl Faye Presents: Sally Ride
America’s First Woman Astronaut
Sally Ride is glued to the classroom television as astronaut John Glenn blasts off into space. “I want to do that,” she quietly says to herself, only to be reminded that girls can’t be astronauts. They can’t be shortstop for the LA Dodgers either, another early aspiration, and she soon sets her sights on tennis, learning teamwork and good sportsmanship.
Her insatiable curiosity leads to a passion for science, and students will join in Sally’s discoveries through fun, interactive experiments, all of which they can do again at home. As she matures, she studies the wonders of the universe and finally, when girls can, she becomes America’s first woman astronaut and a passionate advocate for STEM. Her compelling story will ignite students’ curiosity and inspire them to dream, dare and develop their own gifts and talents to the fullest.
“Thank you so much for your presentation of Sally Ride. I was unsure at first if you could top your Helen Keller presentation from last year, but I quickly learned that you are a master teacher and actor. The children learned so much from your presentation and it was super engaging. The children were glued to your every word. The message you sent that everyone can be a scientist regardless of your sex or interest was powerful. You asked the children what were some of their interests. You said “if you like make up, you could be a make up scientist”. This debunked the myth that scientists can only work in a lab finding obscure cures for illnesses. Your message that everyone can be a scientist (whatever your passion may be) resonates with our current educational push and need for STEM instruction in the classroom.”
~ Lizette Crowley, 2nd grade teacher
1 Performance: $860
2 Performances: $1,535