Education is one of the central pillars of the Museum of Science Fiction’s mission. We aim to motivate learning in science, technology, engineering, art, and math through our shared love of and fascination with science fiction. The Museum works to reach as many students as possible in a variety of ways. One is through international competitions, such as our recent Deep Ocean Research and Robotics competition which was won by an international team of students from Athens, Greece. Another is by partnering with local schools and learning centers — such as the Maryland Science Center — to share our message directly with students. But not all students attend local schools, instead choosing alternative forms of education to meet the needs of the gifted and twice-exceptional. That’s why we are proud to be working with GHF: Gifted Homeschoolers Forum as a sponsor of Escape Velocity 2018.
GHF is a non-profit, volunteer organization founded in 2004 that supports, educates, and advocates for gifted and twice-exceptional (2e) children around the world. In addition to publishing books and offering online classes, GHF provides an online network for families and professionals to exchange resources and ideas while also working to increase awareness and promote acceptance of the variety of alternative educational options available for gifted and 2e children. GHF’s goal is to change the way the world views education.
In addition to its support for Escape Velocity 2018, GHF will have a presence in the exhibition hall as well as at the educator workshop on the morning of Friday, May 25. This free workshop is open to teachers, parents, alternative educators, and anyone with a passion for innovation and education. To attend the workshop, please register at escapevelocity.events/education.