Growing Beyond Earth®
Growing Beyond Earth® (GBE) is a classroom-based citizen science project operated in partnership with NASA, designed to advance NASA research on growing plants in space. It includes a series of plant experiments conducted by students in a Fairchild-designed plant habitat similar to the Vegetable Production System (Veggie) on the International Space Station.
With experiments currently in progress in more than 440 middle and high schools across the country, GBE provides a steady stream of valuable data to NASA scientists who are developing technologies for growing food crops for long-duration missions into deep space. To check out the latest student research, visit us on Twitter @GrowBeyondEarth.
In its seventh year, more than 40,000 middle and high school students and their teachers nationwide have contributed hundreds of thousand data points and tested 200 varieties of edible plants for NASA.
As part of the program, students have the opportunity to present their findings to NASA Researchers and Administrators during the live, virtual Student Research Symposium.
Annual GBE Student Research Symposium 2024
Choose to join in-person at Fairchild or virtual via Zoom
SAVE THE DATE
April, 20 2024
SIX GBE Teams were accepted to present at the 2023 American Society of Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR) Conference in Washington D.C.
- BioTECH @Richmond Heights HS, Miami, FL
- Herbert Henry Dow High School, Midland, MI
- iMater Preparatory Academy High School, Hialeah, FL
- Institute for Collaborative Education, New York, NY
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GBE Students who were recognized at the 2023 ASGSR
- 1st Place: Margaret Hitt, H.H. Dow High School
- 2nd Place: Jorge Perez and Leonardo Ravelo, iMater Preparatory Academy HS
- 4th Place: Connor Oglesby, BioTECH @ Richmond
BIG CONGRATS TO THE ASGSR Inspiration Scholarship recipient, Leo Ravelo – iMater HS Junior
Need more information, contact GBE@fairchildgarden.org
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