In addition to Kid's Cosmos classroom visits Mr. Draggoo's past educational activities included the presentations he did for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Solar System Ambassadors program and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific's Project ASTRO.
"I enjoy interacting with students and watching how their minds take in the information and fit it into their view of their world. Those moments of "Aha! I understand!" are priceless pictures for my mental scrapbook and encourge me to continue. Of course, its always fun to get questions about space aliens, black holes, finding other planets and what will happen when the sun explodes."
"The Solar System Ambassadors Program is a public outreach program designed to work with motivated volunteers across the nation. These volunteers communicate the excitement of JPL's space exploration missions and information about recent discoveries to people in their local communities." -JPL
Focusing on grades 4-9, Project ASTRO trains astronomer/teacher partnerships to bring a series of hands-on astronomy activities to the classroom during a school year. It is sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation and NASA.
Mr. Draggoo has a BA degree in Sociology from Washington State University and has completed graduate level courses in Astronomy and Planetary Geology through the University of Washington.