Calling all future space tourists, rocket scientists, sci-fi movie directors, robotics engineers, digital artists, astronauts, entrepreneurs, astronomers, planetary scientists, space politicians, and alien hunters:
Become a Galaxy Explorer today!
As a new recruit, you will join a Mission Team and begin your official training after school.
Your training will include star parties, museum trips, rocket launches, robotics, rock and meteorite analysis, radio telescope operations, galactic cosmic ray protection, planetary life analysis, suborbital space balloon launches, aircraft design, airfield tours, international video conferences, movie making, Moon Base simulations, and sci-fi art exhibits.
Join the adventure. Looking for a Mission Team in your area? Want to start your own Mission Team?
The Galaxy Explorers after-school program prepares children for the future. Kids learn with fun “hands-on” educational materials at monthly Mission Team meetings, on field trips, and at special events. Kids benefit from Galaxy Explorers by learning the science and technology that is shaping our future.
Standards Based Lessons
Most schools or organizations can easily implement the Galaxy Explorers program. FOGE provides complete lesson plans and most supporting materials free to program participants. Our lesson plans are designed to be taught by adult volunteers with no special experience in science. The lessons, activities, and materials support the National
Science Education Standards.
Galaxy Explorers focus on 5 primary themes: Space Science, Engineering, Earth Science, Rocketry, and Space Citizenship. Secondary themes include leadership and organizational skills.
Each Galaxy Explorer receives medals or awards for successful completion of the exercises in each of the five primary themes. More awards are given for completing additional projects. Awards are an integral part of the Galaxy Explorers educational program providing children self-esteem through achievement and recognition.
Exactly what is the Federation of Galaxy Explorers?
The purpose of the Galaxy Explorers is to educate and inspire America’s youth in space related science and engineering. The vision of the Galaxy Explorers organization is to expand the frontiers of science and technology to explore and develop space. The mission is to educate, guide, and prepare the next generation to accept the challenge of expanding humankind’s presence in space.
What do Galaxy Explorers do?
I have no science background. How can I as a parent or interested person, teach Galaxy Explorers?
How much does Galaxy Explorers cost?
Hey, wait a minute. Why so cheap? What do I get for 20 dollars?
1. Participation in our Galaxy Explorers educational program.
2. An official Galaxy Explorers identification card.
3. On-line expert responses to your space questions.
4. Discounts for on-line stores (model rocketry and space products).
5. Invitations to Galaxy Explorers parties and Special Events.
6. Monthly electronic newsletter.
Are there any other hidden costs?
1. There is a uniform vest for $20. All medals and patches are included in this cost.
2. Occasionally, there are material costs for a lesson plan. For example, the model rocket lesson plan requires purchase of our model rocket at a cost of $4.50. These costs are less than once per year.