The Big Canyon Balloon & Orbit Earth Expo

The Big Canyon Balloon & Orbit Earth Expo Bringing geology and astronomy alive for K-8 students since 2008! Would your school be interested in providing students with an interactive in school field trip that brings earth or space science to life?

The Big Canyon Balloon and Orbit Earth Expo are unforgettable learning experiences! Our programs are taught by certified teachers and aligned to state Science standards.

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09/23/2021

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Whooooo knows what's coming up? #orbitearthexpo
09/16/2021

Whooooo knows what's coming up? #orbitearthexpo

Whooooo knows what's coming up? #orbitearthexpo

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09/15/2021

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09/14/2021

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Need to close some gaps in science? Let SparkPoint's teachers handle it for you! Book a day of programs and we we teach ...
09/13/2021

Need to close some gaps in science? Let SparkPoint's teachers handle it for you! Book a day of programs and we we teach more science content that you can imagine in one hour...and it will stick! Can't wait to come to your school!

Need to close some gaps in science? Let SparkPoint's teachers handle it for you! Book a day of programs and we we teach more science content that you can imagine in one hour...and it will stick! Can't wait to come to your school!

#smonday
09/12/2021

#smonday

#smonday

Hee hee. Happy weekend!
09/10/2021

Hee hee. Happy weekend!

Hee hee. Happy weekend!

Meet the Team: Carrie Pierson! Carrie was born in Burlington, Vermont, raised in Buffalo, NY, and attended college at th...
09/07/2021

Meet the Team: Carrie Pierson! Carrie was born in Burlington, Vermont, raised in Buffalo, NY, and attended college at the University of Dayton in Ohio. She graduated with a dual degree in Special Education and Elementary Education and has ten years of teaching experience in classrooms across the country in California, Colorado, Missouri and Georgia. She has taught a wide variety of ages ranging from the pre-school to high-school level. Carrie currently lives in Johns Creek, GA with her husband, two boys and their dog, Findley. She enjoys spending time on the lake, traveling with her family, discovering new restaurants and listening to live music.

Meet the Team: Carrie Pierson! Carrie was born in Burlington, Vermont, raised in Buffalo, NY, and attended college at the University of Dayton in Ohio. She graduated with a dual degree in Special Education and Elementary Education and has ten years of teaching experience in classrooms across the country in California, Colorado, Missouri and Georgia. She has taught a wide variety of ages ranging from the pre-school to high-school level. Carrie currently lives in Johns Creek, GA with her husband, two boys and their dog, Findley. She enjoys spending time on the lake, traveling with her family, discovering new restaurants and listening to live music.

09/06/2021
How many earths do you think would fit inside the sun? #hmmmm #orbitearthexpo
09/05/2021

How many earths do you think would fit inside the sun?
#hmmmm #orbitearthexpo

How many earths do you think would fit inside the sun?
#hmmmm #orbitearthexpo

SparkPoint Spotlight: Tammy Kistner! Tammy loves the Fightin' Texas Aggies, her hometown of San Antonio, and spending ti...
09/03/2021

SparkPoint Spotlight: Tammy Kistner! Tammy loves the Fightin' Texas Aggies, her hometown of San Antonio, and spending time with her family and friends. Reading, shopping, and going to the National Seashore are some of her other favorites. With 17 years in the classroom and another 10 in the service industry, she brings enthusiasm and a love for science to Sparkpoint.

SparkPoint Spotlight: Tammy Kistner! Tammy loves the Fightin' Texas Aggies, her hometown of San Antonio, and spending time with her family and friends. Reading, shopping, and going to the National Seashore are some of her other favorites. With 17 years in the classroom and another 10 in the service industry, she brings enthusiasm and a love for science to Sparkpoint.

09/02/2021

We can help. Can't wait to hear from you! #orbitearthexpo #bigcanyonballoon #superorb #superrocky

SparkPoint Spotlight: Deb Kure! Studying Geology at the University of Rochester sparked Deb’s love of learning and teach...
09/01/2021

SparkPoint Spotlight: Deb Kure! Studying Geology at the University of Rochester sparked Deb’s love of learning and teaching through field trips and outreach programs! She has since led science programs in urban, rural, and wilderness settings in a wide range of ecosystems! Deb directs the Nature Program at Camp Pemigewassett in New Hampshire in the summer, and is excited to engage student groups with Rocky in Texas during the school year!

SparkPoint Spotlight: Deb Kure! Studying Geology at the University of Rochester sparked Deb’s love of learning and teaching through field trips and outreach programs! She has since led science programs in urban, rural, and wilderness settings in a wide range of ecosystems! Deb directs the Nature Program at Camp Pemigewassett in New Hampshire in the summer, and is excited to engage student groups with Rocky in Texas during the school year!

Is sediment always the same? What can we learn from sediment? Rocky can tell you! #bigcanyonballoon #experientiallearnin...
08/31/2021

Is sediment always the same? What can we learn from sediment? Rocky can tell you! #bigcanyonballoon #experientiallearning #geologyrocks

Is sediment always the same? What can we learn from sediment? Rocky can tell you! #bigcanyonballoon #experientiallearning #geologyrocks

SparkPoint Spotlight: Kerri Miner! Kerri is our new NC/SC Orbit Earth Expo teacher. Kerri has a degree in Early Childhoo...
08/30/2021

SparkPoint Spotlight: Kerri Miner! Kerri is our new NC/SC Orbit Earth Expo teacher. Kerri has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Brenau Women’s College and has taught grades Pre-K-5th, as well as a career as a Preschool Director. We can't wait to send her into our Carolina schools with Orb! #orbitearthexpo

SparkPoint Spotlight: Kerri Miner! Kerri is our new NC/SC Orbit Earth Expo teacher. Kerri has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Brenau Women’s College and has taught grades Pre-K-5th, as well as a career as a Preschool Director. We can't wait to send her into our Carolina schools with Orb! #orbitearthexpo

Hats off to all of the teachers starting back to school this week! You know what Rocky and Orb would never make you do? ...
08/29/2021

Hats off to all of the teachers starting back to school this week! You know what Rocky and Orb would never make you do? Watch that Bloodborne Pathogens video for the hundreth time! #rockyrocks #orbrules

Hats off to all of the teachers starting back to school this week! You know what Rocky and Orb would never make you do? Watch that Bloodborne Pathogens video for the hundreth time! #rockyrocks #orbrules

Do not recommend.
08/28/2021

Do not recommend.

Do not recommend.

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08/27/2021

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Meet our new team members! Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Rudy Ford has lived all around the country and currently ...
08/26/2021

Meet our new team members! Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Rudy Ford has lived all around the country and currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota. After earning his BS in Psychology at Williams College, Rudy taught full time for 13 years before moving into school leadership and spending 15 years as a middle school principal. He’s excited to continue his journey as an educational consultant and a member of the SparkPoint Innovations team. In his spare time, Rudy enjoys biking, kayaking, watching baseball, and caring for his dog and four cats.

Meet our new team members! Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Rudy Ford has lived all around the country and currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota. After earning his BS in Psychology at Williams College, Rudy taught full time for 13 years before moving into school leadership and spending 15 years as a middle school principal. He’s excited to continue his journey as an educational consultant and a member of the SparkPoint Innovations team. In his spare time, Rudy enjoys biking, kayaking, watching baseball, and caring for his dog and four cats.

08/25/2021
Have you reserved your school's date yet? SparkPoint teachers say, "What are you waiting for??" We're ready to teach! Ca...
08/24/2021

Have you reserved your school's date yet? SparkPoint teachers say, "What are you waiting for??" We're ready to teach! Call us today! 470-719-1999

Have you reserved your school's date yet? SparkPoint teachers say, "What are you waiting for??" We're ready to teach! Call us today! 470-719-1999

#orbitearthexpo can teach ALL OF THE THINGS! Give us a call. We will teach your kids. #planets #rotation #revolution #se...
08/23/2021

#orbitearthexpo can teach ALL OF THE THINGS! Give us a call. We will teach your kids. #planets #rotation #revolution #seasons #tides #winds #geography #platetectonics #foodchain #watercycle #allthethings

#orbitearthexpo can teach ALL OF THE THINGS! Give us a call. We will teach your kids. #planets #rotation #revolution #seasons #tides #winds #geography #platetectonics #foodchain #watercycle #allthethings

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08/22/2021

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Just let us set up our classrooms, man. #teacherprobs
08/21/2021

Just let us set up our classrooms, man. #teacherprobs

Just let us set up our classrooms, man. #teacherprobs

Oh, Rocky. Always the optimist. #perfectschoolyear
08/20/2021

Oh, Rocky. Always the optimist. #perfectschoolyear

Oh, Rocky. Always the optimist. #perfectschoolyear

"IS THAT MARS?" -Every kid in every school Nope. What is it? Book a day of #orbitearthexpo programs to find out! SparkPo...
08/19/2021

"IS THAT MARS?"
-Every kid in every school

Nope. What is it? Book a day of #orbitearthexpo programs to find out! SparkPoint is accepting reservations for the 2021-2022 school year now. Pick your date today! #butitsred #toosmallforsun #mysteries

"IS THAT MARS?"
-Every kid in every school

Nope. What is it? Book a day of #orbitearthexpo programs to find out! SparkPoint is accepting reservations for the 2021-2022 school year now. Pick your date today! #butitsred #toosmallforsun #mysteries

08/18/2021

Watch carefully! These rock stars are acting out earth's processes...can you tell what landform their erosion and deposition is creating? #bigcanyonballoon

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Does this booth make my earth look big? What's your favorite STEM conference? Is it virtual this year or in person? We a...
08/17/2021

Does this booth make my earth look big? What's your favorite STEM conference? Is it virtual this year or in person? We are always looking for new events to introduce Rocky and Orb to teachers! #bigcanyonballoon #orbitearthexpo #earthscience #inhousefieldtrips

Does this booth make my earth look big? What's your favorite STEM conference? Is it virtual this year or in person? We are always looking for new events to introduce Rocky and Orb to teachers! #bigcanyonballoon #orbitearthexpo #earthscience #inhousefieldtrips

Who needs their entire earth science standards based vocabulary covered in an hour long program? Oh! YOU do?? Call us to...
08/16/2021

Who needs their entire earth science standards based vocabulary covered in an hour long program? Oh! YOU do?? Call us today and we will get you taken care of. #sparkpointteaches #takeabreak #gimmeyourclass

Who needs their entire earth science standards based vocabulary covered in an hour long program? Oh! YOU do?? Call us today and we will get you taken care of. #sparkpointteaches #takeabreak #gimmeyourclass

You tell us!  How could we figure this out? I know plenty of 2nd graders that have solved this mystery! #orbitearthexpo ...
08/15/2021

You tell us! How could we figure this out? I know plenty of 2nd graders that have solved this mystery! #orbitearthexpo #Orb #proportions #doesthismoonmakemyearthlookbig?

You tell us! How could we figure this out? I know plenty of 2nd graders that have solved this mystery! #orbitearthexpo #Orb #proportions #doesthismoonmakemyearthlookbig?

Did you know SparkPoint offers virtual versions of our astronomy and geology programs? Drop us a message or a comment to...
08/14/2021

Did you know SparkPoint offers virtual versions of our astronomy and geology programs? Drop us a message or a comment to receive more information! #orbitearthexpo #bigcanyonballoon #virtual

Did you know SparkPoint offers virtual versions of our astronomy and geology programs? Drop us a message or a comment to receive more information! #orbitearthexpo #bigcanyonballoon #virtual

Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!
08/13/2021

Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!

Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!

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Your school needs to be a part of something BIG! Orbit Earth Expo and Big Canyon Balloon are dynamic, in-house STEM experiences aligned to state standards and taught by certified, experienced teachers.

You’ve never seen science taught like this! The vast amount of content covered in an exciting, funny, interactive manner brings schools back year after year.

The 15’ Big Canyon Balloon model races into the future to solve mysteries of erosion, weathering, and deposition with a stop through the fossil tunnel to explore rock layers, natural resources, and destructive forces in nature.

Orbit Earth Expo plunges students into darkness with only a light to represent the sun and invites students to experience the mysteries in space. How are eclipses formed? What causes the moon to have phases? Tides, seasons, wind, tectonic plates, and more will have your students intrigued and curious!

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