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The National Museum of Education's Involvement (formerly the Partnership for America's Future)

Our office was hustling about in preparation for Space Day activities in Washington, DC. One of the things we are most excited about is the Design Challenges program. The Design Challenges offer classrooms a chance for true creative and scientific problem solving, something we at the Museum have always endorsed. We are encouraging teachers in our area and around the country to sign up for Design Challenges and bring the excitement of Space Day to your classroom.

Design Challenges...

Fly to the Future
– build a model aircraft of the future.
Planetary Explorers – design a model spacecraft that can fly on Earth as well as another planet or moon in our solar system.
Watt Power! – help save our planet’s resources by developing a working model of an aircraft that uses a renewable energy source.


John Glenn announced
Freida J. Riley Teacher Award, presented by the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation.

We are extremely enthusiastic about the Freida J. Riley Teacher Award recipient. Senator and astronaut John Glenn announced the award during the Space Day festivities. This is one part of Space Day we are especially looking forward to. The award is administered by the National Museum of Education and funded by the Christopher Columbus Foundation. To learn more about the Freida J. Riley Award, click here.

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