Updated: Mar 2
With this heartfelt answer, Beth Moses, Chief Astronaut Instructor at Virgin Galactic, describes what she felt when she first saw Earth from space - and why that experience drives her to do what she does. How might you work to improve planet Earth?
At ARES Learning, our vision for the future of education is informed by the Overview Effect:
"Astronauts viewing the Earth from Low Earth from space recognize that, as humans, our commonalities far outweigh our differences. This awe-inspiring perspective reframes our understanding of the cosmos, and our relationship with our home planet and each other. The resulting Overview Perspective plays a vital role in helping us cultivate a future of sustainable peace and prosperity for all of humanity."
This is one reason why our students are asked "what problem do you want to solve?" and offered all the resources of the school to explore solutions.
Learn more about the ARES Learning approach in the book Space Education: Preparing Students for Humanity's Multi-Planet Future by our co-founder Dr. Mark Wagner, and explore a complete Space Education Curriculum developed for high schools - it's a free and open education resource available to students, teachers, and enthusiasts everywhere.