NASA Selects Three Informal Learning Institutions to Inspire Next Generation

NASA’s Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions (TEAM II) has selected three informal education organizations to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning to inspire the next generation of explorers.

The TEAM II solicitation of approximately $2 million will be awarded to the selected projects from the organizations:

  • The Moon and Beyond:  An Immersive Game for STEM Learning in Museums and Planetariums, Arizona Science Center, Phoenix
  • Growing Beyond Earth Innovation Studio, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Inc., Coral Gables, Florida
  • Apollo Redux:  Inspiring Next Generations of Engineers and Scientists through use of Historic Mission Operation Control Room Consoles and Simfault Interactive Programs, Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center Inc., Hutchinson, Kansas

The selected projects provide authentic mission-driven STEM experiences that include a new immersive escape room-inspired STEM game; traveling exhibitions featuring actual Apollo Mission Control Room consoles and interactive mission simulations; and the world’s first makerspace in a botanic garden, dedicated to NASA’s food production challenges.

The projects, selected from 43 proposals through a peer reviewed process, will be implemented over the next two to three years. The projects range in value from approximately $650,000 to $750,000.

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