STEM Labs and Special Events highlight STEM mentors and workforce development initiatives through engaging hands-on STEM programs.  They are scheduled throughout the year.  Click a grade level below to see details and information about upcoming events.

***For current accounts, you must log in and update your Child Profile grade level before registering in order to ensure they are in the correct grade level

A Note from the Director

Students have amazing imaginations.  Their ideas and willingness to design and create is truly remarkable and is what will be our future workforce.  The National STEM Academy proudly offers many programs that support learning opportunities for all ages four and over.   STEM Labs which are usually a few hours on a Saturday, and STEM Camps which are usually five consecutive days during a holiday week or Summer are very popular with families seeking STEM learning experiences for their student.

STEM Labs and Camps are interactive experiences that integrate innovative hands-on STEM disciplines.  Students of all ages learn about the Engineering Design Process through creative problem solving.  The goal-setting experiences often use scientific equipment and a variety of technology which includes robotics, virtual reality, 3D printers, flight simulators and much more.

STEM Labs and Camps also provide hands-on opportunities to create, build and learn in a relaxed environment without tests and specific benchmarks.   Students thrive in this type of classroom because there is less fear of failure and they have fun learning as they play.   Albert Einstein said, “play is the highest form of research”.   Our trained staff specifically allow students the time to think creatively, take risks, and communicate their design process.   It is often during the messiest activities that we see the students formulate the best ideas.    When your student leaves the National STEM Academy with what looks like a pile of popsicle sticks wrapped in masking tape or some sort of paper plate animal, please ask them what they learned while experimenting with this creation.

Thank you for your support as the National STEM Academy continues to provide learning opportunities that promote creativity and exploration.   Our team is sincerely grateful to all the families participating in programs located at the Museum of Aviation.

Respectfully,

Melissa

Melissa Spalding

Director of Education

National STEM Academy

Museum of Aviation Foundation

P.O. Box 2469

Warner Robins, GA 31099

mspalding@museumofaviation.org

1st - 5th Grade Saturday STEM Labs

Grades: 1st – 5th grade students

Time: 9:30 AM – 12 Noon each date listed below

Cost: $25 per participant, per class

Saturday STEM Labs provide students the opportunity to develop their interest in science , technology , engineering, math, and social studies using fun, hands on activities.

Each month will be a different fun topic.

Dates:

October 9th: Outer Space – SPACE WEEK, December 18th: Winter Themed, February 5th: Girls of America and Candy Bomber, April 9th: Spring Themed

Please read all information below as there will be several changes this year as we strengthen our efforts to keep all students and staff safe:

  • Due to COVID-19, class space is limited and there will be social distancing and sanitation procedures in place.
  • Students are required during drop off and pick up, or where social distancing cannot be maintained. Students will be allowed to remove their mask once sitting at their desk.  Please send a labeled mask with your student to class.
  • Temps will be checked every day during check-in, temps over 99 degrees will not be permitted to stay for that day.
  • Please send a labeled water bottle with your student, as water fountains have been turned off for safety.  Please do not send any outside food, there will be no snacks during any classes.
  • For safety measures, there will be no drop-off and pick-up in the classroom.
    • Students must use the car rider loop on the south side of the Century of Flight Hangar for check-in and out. In case of inclement weather, check-in and out will take place on the 2nd floor of the Century of Flight Hangar in the lobby area.
    • IDs will be checked during checkout.  Please ensure all authorized pick-up persons are added as emergency contacts during registration.

Please register early to secure your spot.  If a class is full, please add your student to the waitlist.  As social distancing measures change, we will open up more spots as allowed.  We will add students from the waitlist on a first-come, first-serve basis.

6th - 8th Grade Saturday STEM Labs

Grades: 6th – 8th grade students

Time: 9:30 AM – 12 Noon each date listed below

Cost: $25 per participant, per class

Saturday STEM Labs provide students the opportunity to develop their interest in science , technology , engineering and math, using fun hands on activities.

Each month will be a different fun topic.

Dates:

October 9th: Outer Space (Planetarium) – SPACE WEEK, December 18th: Mission Quest Flight Simulation, April 9th: Rocketry

Please read all information below as there will be several changes this year as we strengthen our efforts to keep all students and staff safe:

  • Due to COVID-19, class space is limited and there will be social distancing and sanitation procedures in place.
  • Students are required during drop off and pick up, or where social distancing cannot be maintained. Students will be allowed to remove their mask once sitting at their desk.  Please send a labeled mask with your student to class.
  • Temps will be checked every day during check-in, temps over 99 degrees will not be permitted to stay for that day.
  • Please send a labeled water bottle with your student, as water fountains have been turned off for safety.  Please do not send any outside food, there will be no snacks during any classes.
  • For safety measures, there will be no drop-off and pick-up in the classroom.
    • Students must use the car rider loop on the south side of the Century of Flight Hangar for check-in and out. In case of inclement weather, check-in and out will take place on the 1st floor of the Century of Flight Hangar in the lobby area.
    • IDs will be checked during checkout.  Please ensure all authorized pick-up persons are added as emergency contacts during registration.

Please register early to secure your spot.  If a class is full, please add your student to the waitlist.  As social distancing measures change, we will open up more spots as allowed.  We will add students from the waitlist on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Space Week

Space Week is a week-long celebration of all things Space October 2nd – 9th, 2021!!!

To register for a Saturday STEM Lab, use the links above for your student’s grade level.

For more Space Week activities and options, click below.

For questions or registration information:

Valerie Myers

education@museumofaviation.org

478-926-1985

thank you robins regional chamber