More than 3,000 students, parents and teachers have registered for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA’s) AeroEducate program. The online portal, launched just five months ago, is designed to engage users, including more than 750 educators nationwide, according to EAA.
Some 1,500 student participants in the AeroEducate program, ranging in age from five to 18 years old, completed some 2,500 activities based on the program’s five aviation-career areas. The activities include do-it-yourself projects as well as classroom activities, said EAA, “allowing youth to explore aviation in a fun way and learn about multiple aviation career opportunities.”
EAA Director of Education Paul Maloy said, “The wide range of aviation careers, from commercial pilots to engineering and more, offers more possibilities than ever. We can’t wait to carry this initial AeroEducate momentum into 2023, offering new activities, badges, and career areas for young people to explore and educators to bring to their classrooms.”
We’re just starting down this path to understand and use AeroEducate in our Young Eagle activities. The program will buttress and expand our current offerings.
Too bad the Young Eagles poll was finished before this came out.