There are now more than 40 Challenger Learning Centers (CLC) throughout the world. The sole CLC in New Mexico is located in the LCPS Professional Development Center and opened in August of 2015. For all LCPS 6th grade students, two missions per year have been integrated into the core science curriculum as a foundational component of scientific learning.
The Challenger Learning Center of Las Cruces offers dynamic, hands-on exploration and discovery opportunities for students and community members of all ages. Through our immersive learning experiences, participants become astronauts, engineers, scientists and researchers to solve real-world problems as they share the thrill of exploration on missions throughout the Solar System. Using space simulations and role-play strategies, students bring their classroom studies to life and cultivate the skills needed for future success.
A variety of simulations take students outside their routine educational environment, transporting them to a world where learning is fun and teamwork is the key. Students use critical thinking in the areas of applied STEM. It’s a motivational setting that evokes creativity and stimulates a love for learning.