Glenview Elementary School’s fifth grade students recently participated in the opening ceremony of the new Apollo 11 exhibit at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in celebration of its 50th anniversary. Students learned about the historical space mission and the plight astronauts encountered as the United States set out to accomplish the goal of landing humans on the moon.
Glenview’s scholars served as special guests at the ribbon cutting ceremony, along Yorba Linda Council Member, Gene Hernandez, which made memories to last a lifetime for the young students. During the visit, students explored the new exhibit and library, and learned a wide range of details about the Apollo 11 mission. They even had the chance to see Neil Armstrong’s flight suit and moon rocks from the lunar surface!
In June, Glenview’s fifth graders will launch a space mission of their own as part of a science unit on investigation and inquiry.
“Glenview sends a heart felt thank you to the Nixon Library for sponsoring this visit and making the experience possible for students!” shared Principal Alondra Ramos.
The Apollo 11 exhibit will be open to the community through January 2020.