The Museum of Aviation Foundation’s National STEM Academy integrates innovative, hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines 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 and “On the Go” through outreach at school sites.
A class visit to the Museum of Arts and Sciences brings a unique opportunity for a field trip. Go zooming through outer space in the Mark Smith Planetarium, discover the ecosystems that surround us, learn of far off cultures and be amazed by artistic feats all in a one-day field trip. Using the Georgia Performance Standards, the Museum provides relevant guided tours of exhibits, programs, and classrooms. Let the Museum create a memorable field trip for your group.
The NASA Regional Educator Resource Center (RERC) is a part of the National STEM Academy, located at The Museum of Aviation and serves as a preview and distribution center for NASA produced educational materials which focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum. It offers K-12 and University educators teaching in Georgia easy access to STEM resources suitable for use in their classrooms.
As a service agency, MGRESA partners with member school districts to build capacity for measurable, sustainable school improvement to develop knowledge, skills, best practices and dispositions to ensure that students are college-and-career ready.