April 25, 2013 - The annual Teachers Day at EAA AirVenture will be held on Tuesday, July 30, sponsored by Build A Plane, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), and EAA. Teachers Day exposes educators to a variety of programs and curricula that allow them to put aviation in classrooms - from middle school through high school.
"We are amazed how many great opportunities are out there to use aviation to engage and motivate kids to learn," said Lyn Freeman, Build A Plane president. "Today's students respond to real-world applications, and aviation really captures their attention."
Presentations are given on materials available from private industry, the federal government, and aviation organizations that expose students to all aspects of aviation, from vocation to avocation. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in a number of hands-on presentations and to speak directly to program specialists. A wide variety of free take-home materials will be available for all attendees.
"There are some truly remarkable aviation programs for the classroom available," said Katrina Bradshaw, Build A Plane executive director. "Not only can teachers use aviation to motivate kids to learn science, math, technology, and engineering, but this is a chance to allow their students to start a lifelong love affair with aviation. And all teachers get a free wristband to attend AirVenture for the day after the presentations!"
Organizations presenting material at Build A Plane's Teachers Day include EAA, the FAA, the National Air and Space Museum, AOPA, AMA, Learn to Fly, Aviation Explorers, and others.
Teachers Day at AirVenture is made possible by the generous support of EAA and the General Aviation Manufacturer's Association (GAMA).
Attendees can obtain one graduate credit through Viterbo University as well as complimentary admission to EAA AirVenture after attending Teachers Day.
Space is limited, so register today for the free event. For more information, contact Build A Plane at 804-843-3321.