Important Upcoming Dates

Last day to register for in-person GBE training session at Fairchild Garden (for local schools)
Virtual Spanish Teacher Training Session, 6PM-9PM (EST)
Virtual Teacher Training Session 6PM-9PM (EST)
Virtual Teacher Training Session 1:30PM-4:30PM (EST)
In-person GBE Training Session at Fairchild for Challenge teachers (Challenge teachers will be required to come to this in-person workshop. Fairchild Challenge is only for local schools)

GBE Experiment 1 Data due

GBE Experiment 2 Proposal due

GBE Experiment 2 Data due

GBE Experiment 2 Research Presentation Submission due

GBE Student Research Symposium (in-person at Fairchild Garden and virtual)


In preparation for the school year, GBE will be hosting our Teacher Training Sessions. Below is the information for the virtual sessions.

Spanish Session: September 4th, 6PM-9PM (Zoom)

September 10th, 6PM-9PM (Zoom)

September 14th, 9:30AM-12:30PM (in-person)

Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden

September 14th, 1:30PM-4:30PM (Zoom)

During these sessions we will be discussing and training on the new experimental protocols for the upcoming school year. Look out for another email later in the month to register for your classroom’s experiment.

For new and returning teachers, all supplies will be provided through our Shopify site. More information will be given at the Teacher Training Sessions.

We look forward to seeing everyone in these training sessions!

This year’s summer Growing Beyond Earth interns have been hard at work testing a new set of potential experiments for the upcoming school year. The interns have been exploring novel crops, alternative growth media, herbal teas, irradiated seeds (simulated cosmic rays), and light recipes.

In June, the Growing Beyond Earth interns traveled to the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. The interns were able to meet with the NASA scientists associated with the experiments.

This website is based upon work supported by NASA Grant No. 80NCCS22M0125-SciAct Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.