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NESSP’s mini-mission program offers curriculum and supplies to educator-led activities across the northwest region. Our mini-missions work well in a variety of situations from summer camps to Scouting activities to after-school programs.

Current information

Upcoming events


  • Summer science is here! July 12, 2021 - For summer 2021, NESSP is pleased to offer several mini-missions for use in your summer camp activities in July and August.

Detailed program information

Mini-missions must be

  • Offered to students in grades 6–12
  • Offered for free
  • Led by an educator who has attended a NESSP training within the past 3 years

Support we can offer

  • Material lending program
  • Curriculum

Our mini-mission curriculum covers

  • Environmental science and remote sensing
  • Planetary exploration and robotics
  • Exploration of the solar system and rocketry

We encourage teachers to adapt the curriculum to the needs and interests of their community!