CAPE CANAVERAL, FL—Buzz Aldrin’s ShareSpace Foundation is holding an online essay contest designed to help deserving schools and organizations earn an exclusive partnership with ShareSpace by receiving one of its Giant Destination Mars Maps™ with accompanying curriculum at no cost. Qualifying educators may submit a short essay to ShareSpace describing how they would use this educational tool to inspire children in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Only fifty maps will be awarded for this contest.
ShareSpace’s Giant Destination Mars Map™ is an exciting, interactive educational tool that promotes active learning. Suited perfectly for later-elementary-aged students, the Map can be used on any large surface—from a school’s gym to a museum’s lobby. “I am excited about the future of space exploration, and what putting humans on Mars would mean for humanity,” said ShareSpace founder and chair Dr. Buzz Aldrin. “Our kids are the ones who will get us to Mars. We must invest in the development of their passions for STEAM to spark their imaginations and open up possibilities we have yet to discover.”
The contest will open on the ShareSpace website on Tuesday, July 26 and will close on Thursday, August 11 at 11:59 PM EDT. Essays will be evaluated by a team of ShareSpace Executives and qualified professionals based on need, impact, reach, creativity, and adherence to Submission Guidelines. To enter, visit sharespace.org/mapcontest. For further details about the Giant Destination Mars Maps, including how to sponsor, visit sharespace.org/about/mars-maps.