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Teachers Wanted For AirVenture Event

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Any schoolteacher who wants to learn about using aviation in the classroom to promote interest in science, math and engineering, is welcome to sign up now for the annual Teachers' Day event at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. "Teachers' Day is free and open to any teacher who'd like to attend," said Debbie Phillips, executive director of Build A Plane, which organizes the program. "By participating in the morning event, teachers get free admittance to AirVenture compliments of EAA, as well as a free lunch and free parking. We want to see you there!" The program, now in its fifth year, provides an opportunity to network with other teachers and aviation professionals.

Aerobatic champion and International Aerospace Hall of Famer Patty Wagstaff has been invited to speak at the event, Phillips said. Teachers also will hear presentations by representatives from AOPA, EAA, GAMA, the FAA, the National Air & Space Museum, Honeywell, and the Aviation Explorers, as well as Wisconsin's Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. Build A Plane is a non-profit organization that gives kids a chance to build real airplanes at school, placing more than 200 general aviation aircraft into schools across the United States since 2003. For more information about Teachers' Day, contact Debbie Phillips at 505-980-5915 or visit BuildAPlane.org.

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