Orbit Earth Expo launched in Georgia in 2012 and in the Carolinas in 2015. Based in Charlotte, NC, the program delivers content to elementary and middle schools all over NC, SC, TN, and VA. Teachers and administrators love the alignment to Virginia Standards of Learning and the unforgettable reference for students. These hard to teach concepts in astronomy are a snap for students when they are recalling information for the VA SOLs 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!