The Federation of Galaxy Explorers was created to educate and inspire America's youth in space-related science and engineering. Our vision is to expand and apply the frontiers of science and technology to the exploration and development of space. But most importantly, our mission is to guide and prepare the next generation for the challenges of our high-tech society and to encourage them to pursue an exciting future on Earth and in space.
Officially launched in 2002, 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 materials and fun projects. The materials use exercises, projects, and field trips to provide a hands-on understanding of space and Earth sciences, engineering, rocketry, and 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 using a science- and technology-based program. 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.