World MOON Project Name

MOON is an acronym that stands for "More Observation Of Nature".  The name was selected because a primary goal of the project is to  get students outdoors to observe the world first hand.

The World MOON Project name was coined by Lynda Schiff in 2001 when she taught at Dzilth-Na-O-Dith-Hle Community Grant School on the Navajo Reservation in northwest New Mexico.  The school is not far from Chaco Canyon which is one of the roots of the World MOON Project.  Ms. Schiff's fifth grade students were the first individuals enrolled in the World MOON Project.

Dzilth-Na-O-Dith-Hle Community Grant School

Chaco Canyon
Navajo Reservation