Challenger Learning Center of Maine Celebrates 10 Years

BANGOR - Ten years later and almost 60,000 students passing through, the Challenger Learning Center of Maine has evolved into a statewide success.

Wednesday the center celebrated those ten years with it's annual space day open house.


Kids and parents were able to simulate working in a control room, as well as learn more from the special guests on hand and remark on the progress of the center.


"To be here ten years later and have public events where we've actually had to turn people away is amazing," Susan Jonason, Executive Director of the center, says. "We see new faces all the time, but then people who come back also. It's really exciting to see the momentum."


"It's really exciting to learn a lot about science," Katrina, of Hampden, says.


Also in attendance were several robots, those from the brewer robotics team and, of course, the internationally known R2-D2.


The center hopes those who have yet to swing by visit the website for future programs it plans to hold.

Karina Bolster

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Karina joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX Bangor News team in March of 2013. Raised as part of a military family, she likes to consider Massachusetts as her "home-base". Karina graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where she majored in Communications. From January 2012 to July 2012, Karina was a student reporter for New England Cable News (NECN) and would take part in a live shot every Tuesday for The Morning Show, covering topics from current events to the "Trophy Town" teams.

Karina also has a huge passion for sports. While in college she interned for New England Sports Network (NESN) as a “NESN Daily” intern, as well as the TD Garden, working in the control room for the Bruins and Celtics games. Also as a former college softball player, she loves staying active and looks forward to trying some of the sports the Bangor area has to offer!

Karina Bolster
ABC 7/FOX 22 Bangor
(207) 945-6457 X 3118

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