World Alive's Aqua Dragons is an educational science kit that contains live aquatic pets that kids can bring to life and watch grow. Following great early success, the creators are excited to embark on an out-of-this-world experience and fly 13.8 million Aqua Dragons eggs on an unmanned flight into the outermost stratospheres of the planet. World Alive is looking to raise $50,000 to support its space mission, and their campaign is now available on Kickstarter http://kck.st/2lavHad
'I have been in love with these crustaceous aquatic pets since I first received one 14 years ago, and I know that sending the Aqua Dragons into Space will make these little critters all the more interesting," says Amy Holden, founder, product innovator and developer of Aqua Dragons. 'My hope is that children and their parents will be as fascinated with the Aqua Dragons in Space and as excited as I am about collaborating in creating the world's first out-of-this-world pets."
Aqua Dragons are a unique kind of crustacean called Artemia, that have a biological process called Diapause that allows them to hibernate, hatching once in contact with water. Five years ago, Holden and her partners launched a successful range of hatch-and-grow Aqua Dragons kits with the goal of providing curious-minded people and animal lovers everywhere with their own unique pets. Hatching and growing Aqua Dragons helps children learn important values like caring for a living creature and being responsible as it pertains to feeding, as well as how to treat live animals with respect instead of as a science experiment. Kids will also learn about science, anatomy, biology, marine biology and even history and geography through playtime with their Aqua Dragons.
'Sales have been incredibly successful, topping the charts for science toy sales in several countries," adds Holden. 'As far as we're concerned, having the chance to hatch your own [Aqua Dragons] and see their incredible life cycle is an unforgettable experience that nobody should miss out on."
The goal of the Kickstarter campaign is to raise $50,000 to launch a payload full of 13.8 million Aqua Dragons into Space, record video footage of the flight, and then package these Space eggs into a new range of Aqua Dragons kits known as Aqua Dragons Live Astro Pets. There are also higher-priced packages available that will allow you to send a personal belonging, like a photo, into Space with the eggs or even meet an astronaut!
Why do we love Aqua Dragons? Because not only was the company founded and owned by a woman but fully staffed by women, as well. Science toys are generally marketed to boys but in an attempt to get girls as interested in science as boys; the advertising is primarily female based. Aqua Dragons is committed to promoting STEM for girls.
The Kickstarter campaign is now live at http://kck.st/2lavHad and pledges range from $5 to a $3,000 levels. For more information about World Alive's Aqua Dragons, visit www.aquadragons.net. Also be sure to connect with them on social media; Facebook @AquaDragonsWA, Twitter @AquaDragons and Instagram @AquaDragons.