Upcoming events at the EAA AirVenture Museum.

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Upcoming events at the EAA AirVenture Museum
Upcoming events at the EAA AirVenture Museum
Family Flight Fest Family Flight Fest · April 2-3, 2011 · 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Kick off springtime by discovering the exciting world of aviation with an interactive, educational family experience at EAA’s Family FlightFest at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh.

Experience the thrill of flying in the Wright Flyer and Hot Seat simulators. Parachute an egg safely to the ground in the “Houston, We May Have an Omelet” egg drop challenge. Build your own paper airplane and enter it in contests. Plus, explore the museum in the Stamp Scavenger Hunt, watch kid-friendly movies in the SkyScape Theater, view radio-controlled flying and model-making demonstrations, assemble and fly a free glider, and enjoy activities and exhibits in the KidVenture Gallery.

Lunch will be available for purchase each day between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. All of the above activities are included with regular admission (adults, $9.75; seniors age 62+, $8.50; students age 6-17, $7; children age 5 and under, free; family rate of two adults plus children, $22). EAA members receive free admission to the EAA AirVenture Museum. The MaxFlight Simulator located in the KidVenture wing of the museum is also available for an additional $6.

Visit the AirVenture Museum website or call 920-426-6135 for more information.

Air Academy Camp Air Academy Camp Enrollment Going on Now!

EAA Young Eagles Camp
The EAA Young Eagles Camp introduces ages 12-13 to the wondrous world of aviation. Small group activities and close counselor relationships present aviation material through a unique combination of fun and discovery in a science camp format. Session 1: June 13-17; Session 2: July 12-16. 
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EAA Air Academy Basic Camp
The EAA Air Academy Basic Camp is a hands-on camp designed to interest and challenge ages 14-15 with the fascinating world of aviation. Small group activities and close counselor relationships present intermediate aviation material through a unique combination of fun and discovery in a science camp format. Activities include designing, building, and flying a hot-air balloon model, building and flying a model rocket kit, learning about aviation history and flight, and experiencing flight in an airplane and helicopter! Sessions for 2011: Session 1: June 19-24; Session 2: June 26 - July 1; Session 3: July 5-10. Limited space is filling up fast. 
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EAA Space Week EAA Space Weeks Announced · April 27-29 & May 2-4
Take your classroom into warp drive at EAA Space Week!

Fizzing Rockets (Grades 3-5)
“Pop, pop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is!” Not only does Alka-Seltzer help you to feel better fast, it can also be used to power a film canister fizzing rocket. During this activity, students experiment with Newton’s Third Law, discover all of the parts that make up a rocket, and construct and launch their very own fizzing rocket.

Voyage to the Moon (Grades 3-8)
Students participate in activities provided by Space Explorers focusing on the moon. Activities include a NASA Design Squad Challenge designed to measure how craters are formed on the moon, and an experiment that enables students to calculate how far they would be able to jump on the moon. Each participating teacher receives access to the Space Explorers website and programs for 12 months.

Compressed Air Rockets (Grades 6-8)
Students working in teams of two, design, build, and launch (outdoors) a Compressed Air Rocket vehicle (20oz soda bottle) to protect an “Eggstronaut” from the perils of reentry. The ultimate test will be to see whose “Eggstronaut” survives the blast-off! This activity provides an up-close view of the EAA multi-media space exhibit, which includes a full size reproduction of SpaceShipOne. *In case of inclement weather, the Compressed Air Rocket activity will be replaced by “Houston, We May Have An Omelet activity (indoors).

Cost: $5.25 per student. For more information, and to make reservations for your class, email or call 920-426-6880.

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