Ho'okele Staff | May 26, 2012
Sixth through eighth grade female students have an opportunity to soar at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s new “flight school” program this summer.
Developed by Dr. Shauna Tonkin, Director of Education, the museum’s program introduces girls to the history and science of flight on three consecutive weekdays, June 26 to 28, July 10 to 12 and July 24 to 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“It’s a program aimed at helping girls discover the importance of flight for the growth and development of our society,” Tonkin said.
The program consists of immersive, hands-on activities with an emphasis on Pacific aviation-and fun- while exploring scientific principles of flight through demonstrations and experiments, learning to “fly” in the museum’s flight simulation lab, operating remote controlled aircraft, and meeting the pioneers of aviation through presentations by costumed interpreters.
The cost is $120 which includes all materials, lunch, snack and a “flight school” logo t-shirt. Upon successful completion of “flight school,” the young women will receive a “license” that confirms their participation and gives them free admission for a future visit to the museum.
For more information and reservations, or to volunteer to assist the program, call 441-1005 or email ShaunaT@PacificAviationM useum.org.
Photo courtesy of Pacific Aviation Museum