The founder of The Federation of Galaxy Explorers (FOGE) Nick Eftimiades just dropped us a note about his organization and its annual event. We would love to see everyone who is interested in supporting a wonderful cause come to celebrate the work this organization is doing for the youth of today.
On June 2nd, FOGE will have their annual Galaxy Ball at the Westin Hotel in Alexandria, VA. FOGE is a non-profit organization that inspires youth in space science and engineering. This year’s Guests of Honor will be the Secretary of the Air Force, The Honorable Michael B. Donley who will be presented with the Space Leadership Award, as well as Mr. Pat Rawlings, Space Artist and Animator, who will be presented with the Space Education Inspiration Award.
Here is a bit more about them from their website:
The Federation of Galaxy Explorers is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that seeks to inspire youth in the fields of science and engineering. Students in the Galaxy Explorers program attend after school “Mission Team” meetings where they participate in hands-on lessons that support The National Science Education Standards. Mission Team members are rewarded for participation and achievements with ribbons, patches, medals, and certificates.
Galaxy Explorer lessons target five primary themes: space science, engineering, earth science, rocketry, and space citizenship
In 2002, Galaxy Explorers pilot programs began at pilot schools in Colorado, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia, where we conducted a summer space camp for 150 children. In eight years we hosted 12,000 children in 35 summer camps, after school, and evening programs. We hosted an additional 18,000 children in Special Events. Mission Teams now exist in Pennsylvania, Montana, Texas, California, Missouri, and North Carolina. The Galaxy Explorer educational program continues to grow, inspiring the scientists, engineers, and explorers of tomorrow.
For more information, please go to www.foge.org.
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