Coding is How We Talk to Computers! — Taking Up Space

Our New Program Teaches Indigenous Girls to Code We are delighted to announce a collaboration with SONAC: “Sisterhood of Native American Coders,” a nonprofit organization founded by Elisabeth Holm. SONAC will provide an interactive introduction to STEM for 9 – 12 year old Native American girls. We will be hosting an online program creating projects, […]

Coding is How We Talk to Computers! — Taking Up Space

Baby Yoda Paint-N-Sip Fundraiser with an Astronaut!

Join us April 1st! Meet an astronaut, drink wine, eat pizza, and paint!

Taking Up Space

Relax, chat with an astronaut, have fun, and create art as you’re coached by a leading space artist!

Join us and explore an evening of art, food, wine, and space! Award winning space artist, Michelle Rouch will guide you through a Baby Yoda paint-n-sip workshop.

Enjoy two complimentary glasses of Maynards’ Wine of the Month, along with delicious pizza, and dessert. The event includes stories and a photo with our very special guest, Space Shuttle Astronaut, Capt. Robert ‘Hoot’ Gibson.

Gibson is an engineer, pilot, astronaut, and the commander of four space shuttle missions. After the workshop, he’ll be telling the tales of his time in space and will be available for a photo with you and your finished art work. For an additional $25 donation, Hoot will even sign your painting!

  • Who: Space Artist Michelle Rouch with Space Shuttle Astronaut Capt. Robert ‘Hoot’ Gibson
  • What: Paint-N-Sip Workshop: Baby Yoda…

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Find a Chicken, Pick it Up, Then All Day You’ll Have Good Luck…

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Emily Carney Supports Taking Up Space

We are so grateful to spaceflight enthusiast, Emily Carney! Emily is graciously donating the above photograph, signed, to all who contribute (see How to Help below) to our program Taking Up Space – sending Native American girls to Space Camp.

How to Help

Step 1: Donate $10 here: 👉 sure the box ‘Share my name and email with this charity’ is checked.)

Step 2: After you’ve donated send an email to: with your name, address, and any personalization you would like on the photograph

Step 3: Wait for your photo to arrive

Who is Emily and why is she chasing fowl?

Emily Carney is an author hailing from Saint Petersburg, Florida. Her first vivid space memory was seeing Columbia launch in late 1981 (STS-2). Even though she was very young (three years old) and the launch was 140 miles away from…

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We Are So Thankful!

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We were honored to be a part of the Expect More Excellence Tour which “…spotlights what Arizonans are doing today to make progress toward world-class education, and celebrates the kind of excellence we expect and believe must be available to all students.” Find out what they had to say about Why Girls Taking Up Space is sending Arizona youth to space camp.

Thank you to Shannon and Selena from Expect More Arizona!

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Our Journey: Tribal Council Recognition and Validation

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An old man was walking along a beach surrounded by hundreds of washed-up starfish. As he walked, he came upon a girl throwing the starfish back into the ocean, one by one. The old man looked bewildered and asked, “What are you doing?” The young girl replied, “I’m saving stranded starfish.” The old man chuckled aloud, “There are hundreds of starfish and only one of you. What difference can you make?” The girl picked up another starfish, gently tossed it into the water, turned to the man and said, “I made a difference to that one!” Starfish Proverb

As a small non-profit organization, we understand that making a difference in an underserved community can be challenging. Creating a large event or program seems like a a great way to make an impact, but getting people to sign up and show up can be difficult. Sometimes it’s necessary to create…

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