Slade Bradbury is responsible for a broad range of the Space Foundation’s space-related educational programs including developing and implementing curriculum and educational programs that support Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. That includes writing Discover the Universe field trip lesson plans, and creating and teaching curriculum for Space Foundation programs such as Space in the Community, and the Explore Space Experience student summer program.
Prior to working at the Space Foundation Bradbury spent many years working as a counselor, and a division director at a summer camp in northern Minnesota. There, he organized daily activities, and designed/guided many canoe trips to the Boundary Waters. Working with many ages at a summer camp led Slade to become a classroom teacher. He has spent a total of six years educating students K-5. His last two years were spent teaching Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Math, and Writing in the 5th grade. Believing in project/inquiry based learning, Bradbury built his own science curriculum to meet the state standards. Slade earned his bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Western State Colorado University.