By Tanya M. Shlosman, Grant Writer and Educational Director at the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum
The Chennault Aviation and Military Museum is excited to announce our Chennault Summer Fun Boot Camp for ages 7 through 15. We will be hosting two four day summer camps that will include a wide variety of activities, guest speakers, special events, and camp T-shirt. Summer 2014 will be the Museum’s first Chennault Summer Fun Boot Camp. The two four-day camps are designed to teach students about the science of aviation and the importance that it has played throughout history. The curriculum for the camps is STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) based.
- Day 1 will include an introduction and tour of the Museum, scavenger hunt, and end of the day activity.
- Day 2 will concentrate on the history of flight and include a tour of the airplane restoration building, and also include lesson plans on what it takes to fly.
- Day 3 will be space exploration and focus on our local NASA hero and other fun space activities.
- Day 4 will focus on General Claire Lee Chennault, famed Flying Tiger leader and grandfather to our Museum’s Director Nell Calloway.
The first camp will be held June 17th-20th 2014 from 9:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. for ages 7-11. The second camp will be held June 24th-27th 2014 from 9:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. for ages 12-15. Interested persons should visit the Museum’s website at www.chennaultmuseum.org for more information and to download the summer camp application or call the Museum at 318-362-5540 or e-mail Tanya Shlosman at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also keep up with all our education programs on Facebook at Chennault Aviation and Military Museum Education, Twitter, and Tumblr.