Erich Landstrom teaches physical science classes(including Physics, Astronomy, and Integrated Science) at Seminole Ridge Community High School in Loxahatchee, and taught at Boynton Beach Community High School from 2001 to 2007. Erich was the Palm Beach County School District Science Teacher of the Year for 2002-03, SECME School Coordinator of the Year for 2006-07, and received a RadioShack National Teacher Award in 2004.
From 1997 to 2001, Erich was Director of Astronomy Education at the Florida Science Museum. He oversaw the Dr. Buzz Aldrin Planetarium Theater, the portable planetarium, and the Henry C. Gibson Sr. Observatory's 14" telescope. Previously (1995-1997), he was the planetarium director of the Savannah Science Museum, and volunteered at the Oatland Island Education Center Observatory in Georgia.
Erich volunteers at the Children's Schoolhouse Museum and Learning Center in Boynton Beach, and at the Children's Science Explorium in
Boca Raton. The "Pioneers to the Planets" astronomy program prepares children to live and work in a world that is increasingly scientific and technical in nature. Just as the museum exhibits provide visitors with a broad view of the history of our region, the astronomy program opens the new frontier, the final frontier: space. The pioneers of the 21st century who will go to the Moon and Mars are more similar to the pioneers who settled Florida, with a minimum of resources and living from what would be able to find on their new home.