The project “Growing Beyond Earth” brought together students around a unique and useful idea of growing food in space.
Mr. Gilfoy, Daniel Horowitz, and Melissa Quintana represented Allison Academy at this year’s “Growing Beyond Earth” competition hosted by Fairchild Tropical Garden. Our school, along with 120 other schools from across South Florida and throughout the nation, presented their findings to local college professors and NASA scientists.
Why is this project significant to humanity?
The goal of the project is to help scientists choose what edible plants might grow best in space and eventually on Mars. This project is of great importance for many reasons, such as allowing astronauts to be supplied with healthy food during long-term space missions.
Allison academy strives to raise global awareness through its work
Both Melissa and Daniel eloquently presented college-level research. Together with their teacher, they presented findings that are important for the further course of research related to the cultivation of edible plants in space.
They represented Allison Academy well and should make everyone in our community proud. We are hopeful and excited for the forthcoming results of their hard work!