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HighBridge Hills Northern Lights Educational Center


HHNLEC was founded in 2002 by STARS Foundation President, Mary Kay Duran of Chicago & John Jokenin President, of Granite Ridge Construction in High Bridge Wisconsin.  Mrs. Duran currently works with youth, adults and educators promoting astronomy education in schools, parks, community events, Girl/Boy Scout groups & private campgrounds, using an interactive, student-centered informal approach.   

The HighBridge Hills Northern Lights Educational Center is the nations first camp dedicated to the advancement of astronomy education.  Tour our Website and explore the possibilities of learning what HHNLEC is all about.  Find out why our summer camp lasts long beyond the summer.  Discover how our innovative curriculum can help you/your child or family understand the many amazing wonders astronomy has to offer. 

Join the growing list of corporate and individual supporters who donate much needed resources so that we can continue to expand our work.  If you have a question to ask or ideas to share just send us an e-mail or call. 

All About the STARS Foundation
  • Incorporated in May of 2000
  • Donated over 8,000 hours of informal astronomy instruction.
  • Empowered more then 3,500 local students with astronomy education since 2000.
  • Lead more then 6,000 kids, adults & families in night sky viewing & telescope workshops.
  • Host of the LIVE TV show "Urban Astronomy", now in it's second year.
  • Designed & facilitated an Astronomy workshop for kids in the Ronald Mc Donald Children's Hospital.
  • Donated web content for the ONEWORLD project, a national interactive learning website for kids with cancer.
  • R&D & design of three websites.
  • Donated more then 5,000 hours of program/ curricula development & implementation.

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