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Space Foundation Launching Moon Colony Kit Project for Classrooms
Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team
- Students and educators grades 4-8 can participate
- Kit highlights 50 different STEAM careers
- Website offers Spanish translation
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Sept. 15, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced a free, interactive classroom experience, the Moon Colony Kit. The kit was developed in collaboration with NASA and The White House National Space Council and with principal sponsorship from AstroSapiens Foundation.
In collaboration with The White House National Space Council’s priority to promote career awareness of space opportunities, the project embodies a “Space for Everyone” theme and enables 20,000 students at U.S. Title I schools and in underrepresented neighborhoods to explore 50 different STEAM careers associated with establishing a Moon colony.
Drawing from the excitement of the Artemis I mission, Space Foundation is hosting a free, national educator professional development event for thousands of educators with NASA and Space Foundation education specialists on Monday, Sept.19 to discuss the Artemis program and related educational opportunities.
At a live mission briefing during World Space Week 2022 on Friday, Oct. 7, the Moon Colony Kit project will kick off a nationwide student challenge in which top-performing students will have the opportunity to participate in NASA-themed programs at Space Center Houston.
In this engaging classroom event, students will learn about the Artemis mission through an informative student briefing and collaborative classroom activity. Registrants will be shipped a free Moon Colony Kit prior to the briefing.
Both the educator professional development event and the mission briefing event will be recorded for those unable to view live.
In announcing the Moon Colony Kit, Space Foundations Vice President of Education Dr. John West said, “After many hours of planning, we are so excited to bring the Moon Colony Kit to fruition. Our hope at Space Foundation is to inspire students to explore an exciting range of space careers of today and tomorrow through the Moon Colony Kit experience.”
To learn more about the Moon Colony Kit and to register, visit discoverspace.org/education/resources-for-educators/moon-colony-kit/.
To take part in the Moon Colony Kit project, please contact Space Foundation at [email protected].
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