Buzz Aldrin’s ShareSpace Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring children’s passions for science, technology, engineering, arts and math by providing innovative, interactive educational tools to educators across the country at no cost. Since its relaunch in 2014, ShareSpace has reached more than 250,000 children across the globe through strategic partnerships and engaging, informative programs such as the Giant Destination Mars Map™, and continues to seek new ways of engaging our future explorers and thinkers.
The National Research Council states 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. Even more so, by integrating Art and Design into STEM education, children will be 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 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.”
ShareSpace is proud to inspire children at an impressionable age to gain a lifelong passion for the STEAM disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math!