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SMV Ponderings

Located in the heart of Elm Grove, St. Mary’s Visitation School provides exceptional academics and faith formation for grades K3 through 8.

NASA EarthKAM, Polar Bears and 8th Grade Girls Volleyball


In early November, Eighth grade science students at SMV had an opportunity to take pictures of some of their favorite places.  But instead of using a digital camera or their cell phone, they instructed a camera on the International Space Station to take the photo!!   Sponsored by NASA, EarthKAM (Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle School Students) is an educational outreach program allowing middle school students to take pictures of our Earth from a digital camera on board the International Space Station.  Students found the latitude and longitude of their location and entered them in after identifying when and which ISS orbit would be closest to their destination.

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