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The purpose of the Federation of 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.
The Federation of Galaxy Explorers is a new 501(c)3 non profit educational organization built on the paradigm of a members participatory club where children attend monthly meetings and occasional field trips. Mission teams are forming all over the country. Adult volunteers teach Galaxy Explorers with easy to understand educational material and fun-to-do projects. The materials use exercises, projects, and field trips to provide a hands-on understanding of space and earth science, and principles of engineering, rocketry and space citizenship (the role of government, the power of citizens in a democracy, the promise of space expressed in art, writing, history, and business). Members wear uniforms and are rewarded for participation and achievements with ribbons, medals, and certificates.
Galaxy Explorers fills a void in the American educational system by engaging, educating and motivating children outside the classroom. Government and private institutions dedicate resources toward educating children in space related science and engineering. However curriculum requirements dictate that numerous subjects be taught, leaving little time for learning about space. Galaxy Explorers provides an external support network to compensate for this shortfall.