About the National STEM Academy
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.), TinkerTech, 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. STARBASE ROBINS served 16,988, for a total of 53,212 students and teachers served by the Museum of Aviation Foundation Education Center.
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 monetary donations, go directly back to support the National STEM Academy. If you would like more information or to donate or support a program, please contact Valerie Myers at email@example.com for education donation information.
National STEM Academy Documents, Policies, Procedures, and Helpful Information
The following link is for the National STEM Academy Handbook of Policies and Procedures. You are welcome to download and/or print a copy for your records.
All participants for all National STEM Academy programs must acknowledge receipt of the Handbook.
If you are paying online through the registration system or in person via electronic check or credit card, you will sign the form electronically confirming receipt and agreeance to these policies.
If paying by cash, paper check, or money order, the below must be signed by Program Coordinator or Parent/Guardian at the time of registration or reservation for any program. You may download the form, sign it electronically and email it back to your coordinator.
For questions or issues accessing this document, please call or email 478-926-1985, firstname.lastname@example.org.
National STEM Academy
Programs & Field Trips
- Wonder Wings & ACE Field Trips and Outreach Programs
- TinkerTech Field Trips, Outreach, and Virtual Programs
- Mission Quest Flight Simulation Center Field Trips
- ACE, TinkerTech, & Mission Quest Homeschool Programs
- NASA Regional Educator Resource Center Resources, Workshops, & more
- History Field Trips, Outreach Programs, & Guided Tours
- Scout Programs
- Birthday Parties
- STEM & History Special Events
- For special needs groups, please contact us for alternative options.
Read more about programs & field trips below.
Pre K – 5th Grade Field Trips, Homeschool, and History Programs
ACE (Ask. Challenge. Educate.), History Programs, TinkerTech, & Homeschool STEM Workshop Series
The Wonder Wings program for Pre K aims to encourage STEM learning at an early age with fun hands-on activities. The Wonder Wings program is specifically designed to correlate with the Bright from the Start Curriculum and the Georgia Kindergarten Standards of Excellence.
The ACE STEM Field Trip Program is designed to spark K – 5th grade students’ interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) through engaging, hands-on activities specifically correlated to the GA Standards of Excellence.
History and Guided Tour Programs and Field Trips are offered for learners ages 5-Adult. Features on-site programs at the Museum of Aviation and Outreach programs at your school site. 2 WWII programs are offered as well that specifically correlate to the 5th-grade curriculum for the Georgia Standards of Excellence.
The National STEM Academy TinkerTech program at the Museum of Aviation focuses on exploration, innovation, and discovery through hands-on STEM activities for students in grades 4 through 8. The program takes place at the Museum of Aviation in the new TnT Lab or “On the Go” outreach at the school.
6th – 12th Grade Field Trips, Homeschool, and History Programs
Mission Quest Flight Simulation Center, Guided History Tours, TinkerTech, & Homeschool STEM Workshop series
During the 3-hour Mission Quest Flight Simulation program, students learn aerospace, map reading, and teamwork initiatives while flying the F-15E, B-1 or C-17 flight simulators.
Students learn about the jobs of the Radar Arrival and Departure Air Traffic Controllers and Flight Data Specialists while controlling simulated aircraft during the Air Traffic Control program.
The TinkerTech program focuses on exploration, innovation, and discovery through hands-on STEM activities for students in grades 4 through 8. The program takes place at the Museum of Aviation in the new TnT Lab or “On the Go” outreach at the school.
The Homeschool Workshop Series features hands-on STEM activities for learners in grades 6th – 12th. Each month features a different theme.
History and Guided Tour Programs are offered for learners ages 4-Adult. Features on site programs at the Museum of Aviation and Outreach programs at your school site.
Adult Programs & Field Trips
Guided Tours, Adult Team Building
Guided tours feature narrated tours of Museum of Aviation exhibits and aircraft and exhibit teacher guides on our website. Also, a specialized guided tour featuring WWII and the Tuskegee Airmen.
During the Mission Quest Team Building program participants work together in a 6-hour program to plan and fly a mission in the Mission Quest Flight Simulation Center, learning valuable team building resources and leadership skills.
Adults, Educators, & Interns
Georgia NASA Regional Educator Resource Center
K – 12 and University Educators: Programs are offered to educators and future educators. These programs provide free NASA materials, monthly STEM workshops, NASA online training opportunities, STEM conferences and intern opportunities to future educators.
STEM & History Special Events, and more
Workshops and thematic camp programs scheduled throughout the year- Saturdays, student holidays and summer. Features programs such as Young Astronauts’ Day, STEM Labs, and summer camps.
Bi-annual Night at the Museum, Veteran’s Day Outreach, Birthday Parties and more.
Scout Programs & Field Trips
The Museum of Aviation proudly offers Scout Programs for boy and girl scouts.
Museum of Aviation Birthdays
They’re just “plane” fun!!
Perfect venue for a child that loves airplanes!
Birthday Parties for children ages 4 – 10
5th – 8th Grade
Part of the premiere Department of Defense STARBASE STEM Program. The program engages students through its inquiry-based curriculum with its “hands-on, mind-on” experiential activities. During each student’s 25 hours of instruction, they are introduced to many STEM concepts and skills as well as 3D modeling and 3D printing. STARBASE ROBINS programs include its signature fifth grade program as well as its STARBASE 2.0 Afterschool STEM Mentoring Program, summer academies and robotics tournaments.
STARBASE Robins is located at the Museum of Aviation and is a part the Museum of Aviation Foundation’s Education Center.
For more information on Field Trips and Group Programs, you may also contact the National STEM Academy Directly:
- General Information/Heritage Programs & Field Trips (Guided Tours, History Programs, Scouts): Candi James | 478-926-5558 | email@example.com
- General Information/Registration/Grants/Special Events: Valerie Myers | 478-926-1985 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pre K – 5th Grade Programs & Field Trips (ACE, Wonder Wings): Elizabeth Skinner | 478-222-7575 | email@example.com
- 6th – 12th Grade Programs & Field Trips (TinkerTech): Ashley Harris or Tom Stahl | 478-222-2043 | firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
- 6th-12th Grade Programs & Field Trips/Scouts (Mission Quest, Boy Scouts): Kim Ruberti | 478-222-7591 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Adults/Educators/Interns/STEM Activity Kits (NASA RERC): Clare Swinford or Patty Forehand | 478-222-7547 | email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org