BuildAPlane, Teachers' Day, AirVenture 2009

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BuildAPlane, the non-profit organization that gets kids hands-on with aircraft, will this year sponsor Teachers' Day at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, educating educators on ways to weave aviation into their curricula from kindergarten to high school. Attendees can earn complimentary admission to EAA AirVenture after attending Teachers' Day and also one graduate credit through Viterbo University. With programs to motivate children through their learning of science, math, technology and engineering, BuildAPlane's Teacher's Day sponsorship hopes to spark interest in traditional subject matter while also infusing an appreciation for aviation and potentially beginning a lifelong connection.

Teachers will learn about products and services that expose students to all aspects of aviation both as a vocation and avocation and they will be encouraged to take materials home with them at no charge. Programs at AirVenture's Teachers' Day sponsored by BuildAPlane will include presentations by the FAA, AOPA, EAA, GAMA and more. Both EAA and GAMA are generous financial supporters of BuildAPlane's Teachers' Day at AirVenture. Like a cross-section of AirVenture's other attendees, teachers from across the country are expected to participate.