The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) recently launched a $250 grant program for K-12 teachers to incorporate aviation- and aerospace-themed lessons into their curriculum.
The annual grant program is to be used to generate enthusiasm for aviation topics. Among other uses, grants could pay for field trips to tour an aviation museum or local airport, purchase materials for aviation-themed projects, or develop aviation teaching units.
According to SAFE Executive Director Doug Stewart, “Aviation and aerospace topics are the perfect adjunct for teaching science, math, history, and even art.”
He added, “This grant program is open to any credentialed teacher (or group of teachers) in a public, private, or charter school, as well as to local STEM coordinators and homeschooling cooperatives.”
The application deadline for this year is Aug. 31, and grants must be used within one year of award.
A 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, SAFE represents more than 700 of the industry’s top aviation educators, including the majority of Master Instructors as well as numerous local, regional, and national General Aviation Awards winners.
For more information: SAFEPilots.org
Doyle Frost says
This is more like it. We need the young people actively involved in science and technology, unless we want to lose even our own futures. And I do not mean video games as computer science, but real math and science, where they actually have to use their minds. With aviation as the root of this program, we might actually get some new blood into flying.