Orbit Earth Expo launched in Georgia in 2013. The program grew to include North Carolina in 2015. Teachers and administrators love the alignment to NC Essential Science Standards and the unforgettable reference for students. These hard to teach concepts in earth and space science are a snap for students recalling information for the EOGs or NC Final Exams after experiencing Orbit Earth Expo!
Orb, along with his Sun George and his appropriately scaled moon, Luna, travel to schools with their teacher friend, Tracy Custer. Tracy is a lifelong resident of North Carolina, growing up in and around Winston-Salem. Upon her graduation from North Forsyth High School, she was awarded the NC Teaching Fellows scholarship. She attended Elon College, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She began her teaching career in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system. During eighteen years in the public schools, Tracy worked in five schools and two school systems. She spent five years as a school librarian and earned her Master’s degree in Library & Information Science from UNC-Greensboro. By far, her favorite part of her career has been working for SparkPoint Innovations. Tracy is married and has two teenagers, one cat, one dog, and one bearded dragon. She is an active volunteer in the Girl Scouts Hornets Nest Council. She also volunteers regularly for the Humane Society of Cabarrus County.