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  • In-School & Livestream Astronomy
  • Supports MN Education Standards K-8
  • Interactive STEM programs taught by certified teachers

Students get a hands-on, interactive learning experience helping them to explore astronomy concepts! Huge, inflatable, manipulative teaching models come to your darkened school gym to help students discover the relationship between the earth, sun, and moon and to solve mysteries of planets, stars, eclipses, tides, seasons, winds, and phases of the moon.

Orbit Earth Expo launched in Minnesota in 2016. Based in the Twin Cities, the program delivers standards aligned content to elementary and middle schools all over the state. Teachers and administrators love the alignment to MN K-8 Academic Standards and the unforgettable reference for students. These hard to teach concepts in earth and space science are a snap for students recalling information for the MCAs after experiencing Orbit Earth Expo!

Orb, along with his Sun, and his appropriately scaled moon, travel to schools with their teacher friend, Rudy Ford. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Rudy has lived all around the country and currently resides in St Paul, MN. After earning his BS in Psychology at Williams College, Rudy taught full time for 13 years before moving into school leadership and spending 15 years as a middle school principal. He’s excited to continue his journey as an educational consultant and a member of the SparkPoint Innovations team. In his spare time, Rudy enjoys biking, kayaking, watching baseball, and caring for his dog and four cats.

Rudy can’t wait to introduce your students – and you – to Orb!

Contact: Rudy Ford