The National STEM Academy is a registered trademark program of the Museum of Aviation Foundation.  The National STEM Academy offers field trip and individual programs that integrate innovative, hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines, including the ‘Arts‘ such as history, literature, and more through the Heritage, ACE (Ask. Challenge. Educate.), Mission Quest, and the Georgia NASA Regional Educator Resource Center programs. These programs are offered for learners ages 4 through adult. Rigorous, goal-setting experiences challenge participants to solve problems and are aligned to state and national education standards. Career opportunities and workforce development strategies are highlighted throughout.

Field trips, workshops, and special events are conducted both at the Museum of Aviation, “On the Go” through outreach at school sites, and via live virtual field trips.

36,224 students and teachers were served by National STEM Academy programs during FY 2019.

The Museum of Aviation Foundation, including the National STEM Academy, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Proceeds from all National STEM Academy programs, as well as, National STEM Academy education donations, go directly back to support the National STEM Academy.  If you would like more information or to donate or support a program, click an option below or contact Valerie Myers at education@museumofaviation.org.

The K & G ‘STEAM FORWARD’ Endowment Scholarship Fund

The K & G ‘STEAM FORWARD’ Endowment Scholarship was started by a local community member who wished to donate money to provide summer camp scholarships to students from Warner Robins.  That scholarship fund has been expanded to offer programs for summer camps, Saturday STEM labs, and field trips for entire grade levels.  Donations can be made by clicking the link below, in $20 increments, or by purchasing a complete scholarship package.

For questions, please email education@museumofaviation.org.

The H30 Group & Miss International City 2022 Scholarship Fund

The H30 Group & Miss International City 2022 Scholarship was started by a local nonprofit organization, the H30 Group, Inc, and Miss International City 2022 to provide summer camp scholarships to students from Warner Robins.  Please consider a donation to help them reach their goal of $1,000 to provide 5 students with scholarships to this year’s STEM Summer Camps at the Museum of Aviation.

For questions, please email education@museumofaviation.org.

Adopt a Camp Donations

Donation Range: $2000 for One Week of Camps or $10,000 for All Camps in the summer of 2022

The National STEM Academy integrates innovative, hands-on STEM activities into fun week-long summer camps.  Your $2,000 donation will help us raise the money needed to purchase additional supplies to update the advanced Science and Technology equipment, stock supplies for cleaning and disinfecting classroom areas, add additional supplies for students to work on individual projects, and support a highly qualified staff.

The 2022 STEM Summer Camps at the Museum of Aviation offer 1st – 10th grade students five weeks of twenty-three separate camps.  Your donation will sponsor the different camps held during one week of the summer.  You choose, based on availability, which week to sponsor.  You may send us coupons and advertisements to give to all the students, we will post signs at the entrance and exit for your business’ recognition, and we will post your support on the museum’s website and social media platforms.   Please help us to continue offering award-winning learning opportunities to the students in our community.

General Education Donations

Donation Range: $100 – $10,000

General education donations go towards supporting all National STEM Academy projects and programs.  Funds are used to purchase supplies, equipment, scholarships, operational support, one-time projects, administrative needs, special events, and more.

Examples of Needed Items:

  • 3D Filament
  • Math Manipulatives
  • Classroom Supplies (crayons, markers, construction paper, etc.)
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Office Supplies
  • Science Equipment (i.e. microscopes, engineering kits, lab equipment, etc.)
  • Technology Software for Student and Instructor PCs and Tablets
  • Computer Hardware for Student and Instructor PCs and Tablets

Program Education Donations

Donation Range: $500 – $1000

Program education donations go towards supporting specific National STEM Academy programs.  Funds are used to purchase supplies, equipment, operational support, administrative needs, and more for that specific program.  You choose the program you would like to support.

Program Options:

  • ACE (Ask. Challenge. Educate.) Pre K – 5th Grades
  • Mission Quest 6th – 12th Grades
  • Heritage Ages 5 – Adult
  • Educator Resource Center  Adults and Educators

Examples of Items:

  • Lending Library Supplies and Equipment (Includes STEM Activity Kits)
  • ERC Workshop Supplies
  • Mission Quest Patches and T-Shirts for students
  • Mission Quest Headsets and Student Workbooks
  • Guided Tour Headsets and Microphones
  • Parachutes and Gliders
  • ACE Field Trip Activity Supplies (Robots, Magnets, Electrical Kits, etc.)

STAR Partners

STAR Partners are partners who have generously donated $5,000 or more to support the National STEM Academy.