MAKE an At Home Activity with video instruction from our Education Team. Like “Make A Mission Patch” asking students to use their imagination on their own personal mission. If there was a mission to stop a virus, what would the patch look like? YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?
ASK an Educator those challenging STEM related homework questions and assignments and get some help from our Education team, like which layer of the Earth is located closer to the crust? Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Virtual Museum – We Bring the Museum to Your Screen
EXPERIENCE the museum galleries in 360° via Google Street View and visit our many exhibit pages with links to further resources from The Dream of Wings to the Future of Space.
BE INSPIRED with evening lectures as we replay via Facebook Watch Parties some of our favorite encounters with astronauts, pilots, authors, and STEM leaders including the Apollo 50th Anniversary Dinner Panel featuring five Apollo Astronauts and two Mission Control directors (Thursday, March 26th at 8pm) presentation and an intimate look at life and art of Apollo Astronaut Alan Bean with Leslie Bean and Shuttle Astronaut and Bestselling Author Mike Massimino (Tuesday, March 24th at 8pm. www.facebook.com/
PERUSE thousands of inspirational photos of the heroes of air and space in our NY Heritage Digital Collection including rarely seen photos of Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, the F-14 and Lunar Module. https://nyheritage.org/
WATCH our playlists on our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/
FOLLOW US on social media as we continue to highlight inspirational stories of triumph over tragedy and celebrate teamwork in overcoming odds as well as recommended helpful resources on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Pinterest.
“The Education Department is fortunate to have the opportunity to continue collaborating with educators and families across our region. Learning takes place beyond the four walls of a classroom. It can be fun and exciting in any environment from our museum floor to your living room to right outside your window! During this time, when families are learning at home, we’ll be sharing content from astronauts talking about their time in outer space, to how to build paper airplanes for a family flight contest, to homework help with the Cradle’s Education Department. We look forward to being a free resource for our community and to bring STEM to everyone. “ – Catherine Gonzalez, Director of Education, Cradle of Aviation Museum
“During these difficult times we salute the efforts of our superhero scientists and all health care professionals.At the Cradle we continue to serve as a STEM resource for the thousands of students who are operating in the current distant learning environment.- Andrew Parton, President, Cradle of Aviation Museum
Additionally, the Cradle of Aviation Museum is working on offering bilingual content including at home activities and a bilingual presentation from NASA Engineer Scarlin Hernandez.