Attention all Educators and Homeschool Teachers...
FREE Aerospace-Themed STEM Curriculum From Civil Air Patrol?
Civil Air Patrol, America's Air Force Auxiliary, is building the nation's finest force of citizen volunteers, who perform Missions for America. CAP has been chartered by Congress with three missions: Aerospace Education, Emergency Services, and Cadet Programs.
So…what is the catch? Civil Air Patrol offers more than 30 Aerospace-Education products as a FREE DOWNLOAD – to its members – including Senior members (adults), Cadets (youth), and other membership categories. Meanwhile, most titles may be purchased as a hard-copy by anyone. CAP STEM publications are targeted for ages ranging from preschool through high school, and cover diverse topics that include aviation history, as well as the science and mathematics concepts on which the principles of flight are based.
There is one very unique category of CAP membership, the Aerospace Education Member (AEM), which is offered to “educators or others involved in promoting aerospace education in classrooms, museums, or other youth organizations.” And, yes, homeschool educators are eligible to apply for the AEM membership. By the way, the AEM is also offered one orientation flight in one of CAP’s Cessna aircraft. For details, click: ae.capmembers.com/become_a_member/educators. AEMs do not have participation requirements at regular CAP activities, similar to those expected of active Senior members and Cadets.
In addition to the Aerospace education training, regular CAP members are offered Emergency Services training, which aligns with the “Incident Response” structure that has been devised by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for response to disaster. CAP members train and service alongside other emergency responders, such as local police & fire departments, sheriff’s offices, emergency medical system responders, and the National Guard. Click here, for more information: www.capmembers.com/emergency_services.
Along with providing Aerospace Education and Emergency Services, Civil Air Patrol offers the Cadet Program for youth aged 12 to 20. The program allows young people to progress at their own pace through a 16-step program including aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership. Cadets compete for academic scholarships to further their studies in fields such as engineering, science, aircraft mechanics, aerospace medicine, meteorology, as well as many others. All cadets are offered at least five free orientation in CAP’s Cessna aircraft, and where available, five flights in a glider are also offered. Follow-on flight training is available to Cadets for a nominal cost. Details can be found at: www.capmembers.com/cadet_programs/parents.
To become active as a regular member or Cadet member of Civil Air Patrol, click here to locate a nearby squadron: www.gocivilairpatrol.com...
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