The Aldrin Family Foundation (AFF) ShareSpace Foundation (SSF) is launching a Giant Moon Map™ program in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. An expansion of the foundation’s highly successful Giant Mars Map™, the Giant Moon Map™ sparks creativity in students while they learn STEAM concepts and celebrate one of humankind’s greatest achievements.
“America’s race to the Moon 50 years ago united us and provided endless inspiration for people worldwide,” said Andrew Aldrin, president and CEO of AFF. “The Giant Moon Map™program comes at the perfect time to help today’s youth learn about that historic moment, while sparking ideas on how to make their own giant leaps using science, technology, engineering, arts and math principles.”
Each SSF Giant Moon Map™ program package includes a 25 foot x 25 foot vinyl map of the Moon, 10 Welcome to the Moon books, a 120mm 3D model of the Moon, and the Moon Map curriculum package. The package features authentic and fun lessons and activities designed for students ages 10 to 14, and access to in-person and online program training from SSF.
AFF has worked with donors to make 50 Giant Moon Map™ packages available for distribution to individual schools, school districts and informal education organizations throughout the country where we believe they can do the most good, especially in underserved communities..
In order to apply, please complete and submit the Giant Moon Map On-line application.
Giant Moon Map™ package applications will be accepted through May 18, 2019 (which is the 50th Anniversary of the launch of Apollo 10). All applications will be reviewed by an independent team of judges with the aim of announcing awardees by June 17, 2019, with distribution to commence upon confirmation of shipping addresses.