STEM Labs and Special Events highlight STEM mentors and workforce development initiatives through engaging hands-on STEM programs.  They are scheduled throughout the year.

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 – 10th Grade Students

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

Cost: $30 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 date will be a different fun topic.

2022 – 2023 STEM Lab Dates:

1st – 5th Grades:

  • Oct 8th: Space
  • Dec 17th Winter STEM
  • Feb 4th  Inventors Workshop
  • Apr 22nd Celebrate Earth Day

6th – 10th Grades:

  • Oct 8th  Space
  • Dec 17th Robotics & Coding
  • Feb 4th  Crime Scene Investigation 
  • Apr 22nd Flight Simulators

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:

  • Class space is limited and there will be social distancing and sanitation procedures in place.
  • Masks are optional.
  • Please send a labeled water bottle with your student.  Please do not send any outside food, there will be no snacks during any classes.
  • For safety measures, there will be no drop off or pick up in the classroom.
    • Drop off and Pick up will use the car rider loop on the south side of the Century of Flight Hangar.
      • In case of inclement weather, check in and out will take place in the 1st floor lobby for 6th – 8th grades and 2nd floor lobby for 1st – 5th grades of the Century of Flight Hangar.
    • Dismissal Cards will be used for Pick Up. Links to print cards will be sent with order confirmations.  Please print them and place on the Passenger Side Dash of your vehicle.  You may use the same card for the entirety of the series.  Anyone picking up a student will be required to show either the Dismissal Card or their ID. Please ensure all authorized pick-up persons are updated as emergency contacts during registration.
    • A complete copy of our Handbook, Policies, and Procedures can be found on our National STEM Academy About Page.
      • Refund Policy: Refunds are made if cancelled up to 2 weeks prior to start date of program. Reminder emails are a courtesy and are not guaranteed.  Please mark your calendars for dates/times registered for.
      • Account Credit Policy:  Account credits are made at the discretion of the National STEM Academy for cancellations made within the 2 week refund window on a case by case basis.  Account credits are not guaranteed.
      • No-Show Policy:  No-Shows and those cancelled in less than 48 hours are not eligible for refunds or account credits.  It is the responsibility of the registered to remember the dates/times signed up for.  Reminder emails are a courtesy and are not guaranteed.

Please register early to secure your spot.  If a class is full, please add your student to the waitlist.  We will add students from the waitlist on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Space Week

World Space Week is a week-long celebration of all things Space October 4th – 10th, 2022!!!

Stay tuned for all of this year’s upcoming Space Week activities!

For questions or registration information:

Valerie Myers

education@museumofaviation.org

478-926-1985

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