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International Space Station with Solar System Ambassador Benadette Manning

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NASA Ambassador Benadette Manning will present on the International Space Station and Careers & Diversity at NASA followed by Q&A. Questions may be sent in advance to

Open to all ages.
Preregistration required:

Co-presented with Otis Library, Stockbridge Library, and West Stockbridge Public Library.

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Benadette is a math teacher at the BDEA/Pilot. She has been teaching for over a quarter of a century as an English teacher, a Math teacher, and a high school dean. She received a bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Wisconsin and a masters degree in Education from Harvard University. She has been National Board Certified since 1998 and twice runner up for the Presidential Award for Math and Science Teaching. She is the co-founder of, a non-profit that installs beehives in elementary-high schools and colleges. She believes that all students can learn math and that students need the support of their teacher, a tutor, and their family in order to become competent. In her spare time, she is a triathlete, tinkers with microcontrollers and microprocessors, mother of four, and a grandmother of one.

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This program is funded by grants from the Central Berkshire Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and Fairfield County’s Community Foundation.