From a child’s first classroom experience all the way through college, and even as young professionals enter the workforce, we offer STEAM-based educational tools, curriculum, and programs that excite and prepare the next generation to take on space. We create the game-changers of tomorrow – dedicated to making breakthrough discoveries and improving life on Earth.
That’s where the Aldrin Family Foundation makes a difference. As a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, we specialize in hands-on interaction that takes learning to a whole new level. Our efforts fall into three program sectors.
BRINGING THE MOON & MARS STRAIGHT TO YOU!
ShareSpace Education, the K-12 arm of the Aldrin Family Foundation, uses its innovative and interactive Giant Mars and Moon Maps™ to cultivate a love for STEAM at an early age. When using these maps kids get to sit, stand, walk, play, and learn together on the Red Planet and the Moon! Targeted at ages 10-14 years, students perform fun projects like building personally designed space ships and habitats, and learning the names of craters and land masses.
COULD SUMMER CAMP GET ANY COOLER?
S-Cubed brings CubeSats into the classroom!
For most people, space has traditionally been about observation – watching impacts and successes of others from afar. But, through AFF’s S-Cubed Program, we’re putting students into the driver’s seat and injecting space directly into the high school classroom. The S-Cubed Program content ties in with multiple areas of study that can be used across a wide range of classes, all while perfectly aligning to state and national standards.
Aldrin Art Space is a new initiative created to celebrate the “A” in STEAM. These unique art pieces provide valuable funding for the Foundation’s educational programs.
HOME ON THE MOON
Dive into this interactive project for students and families. Our team will guide you through the process of how to build your own Family Lunar Outpost! Join us for this unique adventure as we launch imagination to the Moon!
Get Ready for Launch!
Aldrin Family Foundation Happenings on Earth
Adams 14 Unveils Giant Mars Maps at State-of-the-Art Elementary School in Partnership with Aldrin Family Foundation
DENVER – Adams County School District 14 (Adams 14) has partnered with the Aldrin Family Foundation (AFF) to bring the excitement of space education to students through the integration of Giant Mars Maps™ as a part of the STEAM Learning Program at the new Alsup Elementary.
Adams 14 officially opened the doors to the new Alsup Elementary building on July 19, 2021, inviting the community to explore the state-of-the-art school that was made possible with grant funding from the Colorado Department of Education’s Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) grant program.
On Monday, Aug. 16, Alsup Elementary School hosted an interactive event to kick off its STEAM Learning Program, which included the unveiling of the Aldrin Family Foundation’s Giant Mars Map, where students are able to learn valuable lessons while walking across the planet, exploring its features and topography, and being inspired by human attempts to explore it. Alsup STEAM student ambassadors launched model rockets in front of the school.
Top names in education, entertainment and space join forces with NASA to ignite curiosity among the next generation of explorers
Project Ianos to reach 3.8 million underrepresented students with powerful, STEM-based content inspired by human space exploration.
A team of leading education specialists, storytellers and space organizations, known as Project Ianos, has been selected by NASA as the recipient of a one-year grant to ignite curiosity among the next generation of explorers using the inspirational story of human space exploration.
Aldrin Family Foundation partners with Limestone University to expand STEAM curriculum in South Carolina schools
Partnership to further develop Giant Map curriculum for implementation within K-6 schools through Aldrin Space Learning Hubs.
The Aldrin Family Foundation (AFF) today announced its partnership with Limestone University to bring the excitement of space education to the next generation of explorers in the state of South Carolina. This partnership establishes Limestone University as an Aldrin Space Learning Hub, a regional center for educators who use AFF’s Giant Mars Map and Giant Moon Map programs to collaborate on lesson plans and furthering STEAM curriculum.