The ShareSpace Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating children’s passion for science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) by providing innovative, interactive educational tools to educators around the world. Founded by Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, ShareSpace has reached more than 250,000 children across the globe through strategic partnerships and the engaging Giant Mars Map™.
The National Research Council reports that early exposure to STEM supports children’s overall academic growth, develops early critical thinking and reasoning skills, and enhances later interest in STEM study and careers. By integrating art and design into STEM education to create STEAM, children sharpen their creativity skills – making them even more equipped and inspired to become innovators of the 21st century.
Just over 100 years ago man learned to fly in airplanes, and about half a century later man walked on the Moon,” said Buzz Aldrin, ShareSpace founding chairman and Apollo 11 astronaut.
“The young generation of today will decide what happens next – and STEAM will awaken their senses and ignite their capabilities.