Planet3, a Washington DC-based exploration-based learning company, raised an additional $3m in funding.
Switch, the Nevada-based developer of the Supernap Data Centers, provided the funds.
The company, which has now raised a total of $13m, will use the funding to advance its digital learning platform and further expand the Early Adopter program.
Co-founded and led by Tim Kelly, former President of the National Geographic Society and media pioneer, and Tim Kelly, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Planet3 is a personalized learning platform that uses the planet Earth as a laboratory for teaching Earth, Life, and Physical Science. The platform utilizes narratives, real world data and visualization to inspire scientists, engineers, artists, and technologists.
The just launched initial pilot is designed to tap into students’ interest in the world around them, and will focus on middle school Earth and Life Sciences. Planet3 will be targeting a minimum of 25 pilot schools in six districts in Nevada, including Clark County, the largest school district in the state.
The platform is scheduled to formally launch in Fall 2017 while the company’s long-term plans include K-12 curriculum for all Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) subjects.