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.
Spirit: a martian story
ShareSpace Education, the K-12 education arm of the Aldrin Family Foundation, is proud to have contributed to the creation of Spirit: A Martian Story by Stimson Snead. Follow the journey of a hardworking space robot named Spirit, who was constructed and sent to Mars on a 90 day mission to research and conduct experiments on the desolate red planet!
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
Calling all space fans: Design a family home on the Moon BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – What does it take to live on the Moon? What might a “lunar home” look like? That’s the question Aldrin Family Foundation (AFF) poses to families with the Home on the Moon project. The...
Aldrin Family Foundation ignites interactive STEAM education by donating 50 Giant Moon and Mars Map™ packages to educators around the world
MELBOURNE, Fla. – The Aldrin Family Foundation (AFF) has donated 50 Giant Mars Map and Giant Moon Map™ packages to schools and education centers globally. Twenty-five Giant Mars Maps™ were awarded to schools in 18 states and one foreign country, while 25 Giant Moon Maps™...
Aldrin Family Foundation and The ASTA Group to launch new STEM-focused STARBASE Academy for Title-1 students in Florida
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Title-1 elementary students in Brevard County will soon get a hands-on immersion into the exciting world of science, technology, education, and math (STEM) education. The Department of Defense recently awarded a contract to the Aldrin Family...