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Directory of Ambassadors: Matthew Funke
Matthew Funke
Matthew Funke
Member Since 2010

Garner, North Carolina

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Biographical Information:

Matthew Funke has had a deep interest in space exploration since early childhood, when his parents presented him with a kids' science magazine. That magazine featured a page on Mars that suddenly exposed him to the awe and wonder of space. Not only was Mars "real" (and not the imaginative product of creative fiction writers), but Mars was a "place," a mysterious place to be explored and investigated. This launched a lifelong hunger to learn and share all about humanity's efforts to reach into space.

Matt's opportunities to share his passion with children and adults in speaking venues have been invigorating and fulfilling. As a Solar System Ambassador, Matt seeks to increase his opportunities to learn from those intimately involved with our latest exploration efforts, and also to share that information much more frequently with others.

Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:

Our Solar System
First Grade Class

Exploring Mars
Connections (Teen Room)

Life in the Solar System
Pre-Eminent Charter School

Making a Space Station

Making a Spaceship for Mars
The Forge Initiative

Past Events Collaborated On By This Ambassador:

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Astronomy Days
NC Museum of Natural Sciences

North Carolina Astronomy Days
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Astronomy Days 2013
NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Astronomy Days
NC Museum of Science 10 West Jones Street

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Last Updated: 5 Sep 2019