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    Laura Woodmansee

    Hi! I’m Laura Woodmansee and my company is called Starship Family Journey.

    I teach:

    I teach parents how to geek out with their kids about science and technology. I do this by creating digital adventures and other products.

    Why I signed up for The Great eCourse Adventure:

    I want to create the fun, outer space themed course that I’ve been dreaming about. 2. , I want to feel comfortable in front of the camera. 3. By taking this course, I’ll be sure that I’m not missing a step.


    What kind of e-course I want to create:
    I want to create a course that teaches parents how to make fun, space-themed printables, etc. that will subtly encourage their kids to like science, technology, and the future. I’d like my course to take place on a space station or on a starship zooming through space – kind of like the Great eCourse Adventure masterclass ???? And … my husband wants to create a course too: Starship Engineering for Sci-Fi Writers. So, we’ll see how I manage to work on the two courses …

    What makes me come most alive is:

    Feeling connected to the Universe around us. I feel this way when I’m out in nature – especially around tall trees (redwoods, etc) and under a starry sky. I also feel this way when I’m experiencing a Planetarium show or some other type of exciting/transporting space/science media. Or, when I’m enjoying great sci-fi. Or enjoying music!

    Other stuff: I’m a science journalist and graphic designer, so the words and the images seem to “inspire” each other. Let’s see … I’ve written a few non-fiction space exploration books (Women Astronauts, Women of Space: Cool Careers on the Final Frontier, and Sex in Space) and published a series of three coloring journals and a space-themed “Logbook.” I love stickers, packaging, and all sorts of other fun paper products. I’ll write more when I’m not sleepy 😉

    So excited to be here and meet you all 🙂


    Bobbie Jo Van Den Plas

    Aloha Laura & Welcome to the Mountain!

    You are definitely in the right space! 😉 Love what you are doing and can really feel your passion and love behind it all! Your theme shines through already! Excited to see all you boldly create that no one has created before! 😉



    Laura Woodmansee

    Thanks so much BJ! I just posted my intro video. I couldn’t help but try a little green screen in spaaace …


    Jennifer Summerfeldt

    Hello Laura,

    This sounds fabulous and fun!!! I love it.

    Excited to see what you create on this adventure.


    Bobbie Jo Van Den Plas

    Hey Laura… I just watched it! So cool! Love all of your effects! Awesome job!!


    Laura Woodmansee

    Thanks very much BJ!


    Laura Woodmansee

    Thanks Jennifer! I was surprised how easy it was to knock out the background with the green screen. Way too much fun.


    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide

    Oh reading your desciption and intro absolutely delights me Laura. You are going to have soooo much fun on this adventure with us and I can’t wait to see what courses you create. You fit in perfectly to our wonderful, wild, weird and whimsical crew who have gathered her for the journey to Launch Summit. Thanks for answering the call.

    Looking forward to launching that rocket ship off the top of the mountain with you!!!


    Laura Woodmansee

    Thanks very much Bradley 🙂 I’m excited to be here with those who get my weirdness!

    Hmm, I like the image of a rocket ship launching off a mountaintop 🙂


    Akasha Madron

    Welcome Laura!

    I can’t wait to see what you come up with for your ecourse.

    It sounds like so much fun!  The more play the better in my opinion.




    Anonymous @

    Welcome Laura! I’m a fellow newbie as well!

    Great course idea, my son loves science and technology and I love to geek out with him 🙂



    Laura Woodmansee

    Hi Akasha! Hi Shannon!

    Thank you both:)

    I think play is how I learned to do most of the things I do…

    So fun to geek out with your kids!



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