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Education Takes Flight with the

National Aviation Heritage Alliance!             November 2010


Listed below is just a sampling of all the exciting STEM-related educational opportunities in the Dayton-region, offered by partners of the National Aviation Heritage Alliance, available for you and your family/students in the month of November. Feel free to forward this newsletter to any and all of your friends by using the "forward email" button found at the bottom of this newsletter!

Come. Discover. Fly!
Nov 6 & 7, Noon-4pm both days.

Go Behind the Scenes of Hollywood to learn the role that chemistry plays in the special effects of movies from sci-fi blockbusters to the "magic" of Harry PotterŽ. Children will participate in dozens of hands-on chemistry experiments. Included with regular admission. Located in the Education Lobby. More info...

Nov 13, 9-noon.  Learn the importance of recycling during a day of special activities devoted to honoring and protecting our planet.  Free admission for the first 300 visitors who bring 10 aluminum cans to recycle; $3 discount off admission for the next 200 who bring 10 aluminum cans to recycle. More info...
Nov 20, 10-3pm.
Learn about the world's first re-useable spacecraft: the Space Shuttle during Family Day at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. FREE! All ages may participate in these aviation-related activities located throughout the museum galleries. No reservations are necessary. Call (937) 255-8048 for more information.
Programs for educational groups are offered by the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park every weekday (Monday through Friday). For more information, or to schedule a program or tour, please call (937) 225­7705, ext. 246, or e-mail Karen:
For more information on thematic ranger-led programs, please CLICK HERE for a pdf.
Fall leavesFrom our partners at the WPAFB Educational Outreach Center... 

The Science News For Kids website offers an amazing amount of science information of interest to kids. Explore this website for hands-on experiments and activities big and small designed to enhance science learning experiences!.


ALSO, check out Science Made Simple - - for great science experiments that explain why leaves change colors in the fall!

Please feel free to forward this newsletter to all of your friends, teachers or homeschool groups by using the "forward email" button found at the bottom of this newsletter!
Have any photos or your family or students enjoying an activity at one of our partner locations? Email your photos to Jessie: and you may just see them in the next NAHA Education Newsletter!

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Wilbear Wright!
Begin an exciting journey as you Race to Dayton's Amazing Aviation Places! Wilbear Wright is eager to belong to YOU! Just follow the directions in this brochure to receive your very own Wilbear Wright!

Ohio First LEGO LeagueŽ!

FLL combines engineering, computer programming, problem-solving, researching, presenting and teamwork into an intense 8 week period.  Teams of 3 to 10 children, ages 9 - 14 (junior teams also available!), work to build and program a robot. Teams compete in a sports-like environment where spectators cheer their successes. Teams are evaluated on design, programming, problem-solving strategies, solution and teamwork.

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Carillon Park Educational Opportunities

Educational opportunities abound at Dayton History! Click HERE for more information! Also click on the photo above for a wonderful video highlighting everything Dayton History has to offer!

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Homeschool Day at the NMUSAF
SAVE THE DATE! April 4, 2011.
Join the museum for a special day filled with a variety of educational experiences for all grade levels from preschool through high school. Activities begin at 9 a.m. and continue throughout the day. Come for a full day or just one activity. More info...