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The Plant The Moon Challenge is a global science experiment, learning activity, and inspirational project-based-learning challenge to see who can grow the best crops using lunar regolith simulant.

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Closing Symposium & Awards Ceremony: Fall Season 2021

Tuesday, January 11th | 6:00 - 7:00 PM Eastern

Tuesday, January 11th

6:00 - 7:00 PM Eastern

If there was a chance to hear what citizen scientists have been experimenting with growing crops in lunar and Martian simulant regolith for the last few months, would you take it? What if there was a chance to hear from a world-class researcher who recently published work on the Heinz Marz Ketchup project?

You're in luck because both of these happenstances are taking place at the Plant the Moon Challenge Closing Symposium & Awards Ceremony on January 11 via Zoom. Hear from the Fall Season participants as highlights from the season are shared from the PTMC Science Advisory Board and Best in Show Awards are announced. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Andrew Palmer of the Florida Institute of Technology and he will be sharing some of his work on the Heinz Marz Ketchup project. There will still be time to register for the Spring 2022 PTMC Season if you catch the inspiration and excitement shared by everyone in this event - we are all working towards understanding the future of growing crops in inhospitable environments.

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Questions? Contact: katie@competitionsciences.org

Note on International Shipping

The Institute of Competition Sciences and our partners at the CLASS Exolith Lab are excited to offer the Plant the Moon Challenge as a truly international scientific and competitive experience. We will attempt to ship simulants to you around the world, wherever you are. As the competitor and purchaser, you are responsible for any VAT, tariff, duty, taxes, handling fees, customs clearance charges, etc. required by your country for importing goods.

It is our suggestion that you do research beforehand regarding any additional charges and order simulant well in advance (3-4 weeks) of all deadlines to ensure that you can engage in the planned benchmarks of the Plant the Moon Challenge. Thank you for your engagement and understanding.