Pattonville High School one of 50 globally selected for Moon Map program
Pattonville High School one of 50 globally selected for Moon Map program
Monday, July 22, 2019
Pattonville High School was selected as one of 50 global recipients of a new Giant Moon Map program from the Aldrin Family Foundation's (AFF) ShareSpace Education. Pattonville was chosen to receive the donation valued at $5,000 after high school science teacher Amy Schwendemann submitted an application to the foundation. The Giant Moon Map program was launched by AFF in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. Pattonville is the only school in Missouri selected to receive the moon program materials.

Giant Moon Map packages were distributed to schools and educational institutions in 45 states and internationally in Canada, Germany, India and Mexico. Pattonville received a program package that includes a 25- by 25-foot vinyl map of the moon, 15 "Welcome to the Moon" books, a 120mm 3D model of the moon and an educational activities package with lessons and activities as well as access to in-person and online program training from ShareSpace Education.  

AFF worked with donors to make the 50 Giant Moon Map packages available for distribution. The program launched in April at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) convention in St. Louis. Applications from individual schools, school districts and informal education organizations were accepted through May 18, the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 10 launch. All applications were reviewed by an independent team of judges with the aim of distributing the packages to educational institutions where they can do the most good, especially in underserved communities.

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