As a proud longtime board member of the Federation of Galaxy Explorers (FOGE) and the leaders of the Philadelphia FOGE Chapter Mission Team, I wanted to remind everyone of the great work that FOGE is doing and the opportunities to participate!
FOGE is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that aims to pique kids' interest in the fields of science and engineering through “Mission Team” meetings where they participate in hands-on lessons that support The National Science Education Standards. The lessons target five primary themes: space science, engineering, earth science, rocketry and space development. AGI's Mission Team
meets monthly, often at our Philadelphia-area headquarters, for fun activities including rocket building and launching and building sun dials (shown below). To learn about starting your own mission team, check out http://www.foge.org/mission-teams
Another fantastic opportunity to support FOGE is by attending their annual Galaxy Ball. This year the Ball is being held June 6 at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Alexandria, VA. Individual seats are currently available for a $195 donation, but will increase to $210 on May 1. Full table sponsorships are available for $2000-$3500. The Galaxy Ball includes a cocktail hour, dinner, awards ceremony, silent auction and dancing. It is not only a great fundraising event, but also an opportunity to honor leaders and volunteers of space education and to socialize with many government and industry leaders from the space community. This year, FOGE will be honoring Ms. Betty J. Sapp with the Space Leadership Award and Space Foundation CEO Elliot Pulham with the Space Education Inspiration Award. You can learn more at: www.foge.org/gala
. We hope you will join with us in inspiring future engineers and celebrating those that are doing their part!