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PO Box 2469, Warner Robins, GA 31099

NOTE TO MEDIA: This camp is filled to capacity

Contact: Tyler Bryant (478) 926-6870 tyler.bryant@museumofaviation.org Release #2009-35 June 16, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Don’t Bug Me Camp at the Museum of Aviation Warner Robins, Ga., June 16, 2009 – The Museum of Aviation education department will conclude the Don’t Bug Me Camp on Friday, June 19. The camp begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 12 noon, and will be held on the second floor in the Eagle Building. Students will perform a play dressed as their favorite bug, followed by a Bugs Life Obstacle Course provided by Kathy’s Rock in Freedom Park. Don’t Bug Me Camp is a Pre-K through 2nd grade day camp program that gives children an up close and personal look at many different types of bugs. Students began each day of the week looking at a new type of bug, and learned all about its features, habitat and behavior. “The kids got to learn all about the life cycle of a butterfly, made spider venom, and built a bug box to take home,” said Jennifer Gombos, Wonder Wings coordinator. To learn more about other education programs held at the Museum of Aviation, contact the education department at (478) 926-5558 or visit the Web site at www.museumofaviation.org. -end-


PO Box 2469, Warner Robins, GA 31099

NEWS RELEASE Contact: Tyler Bryant (478) 926-6870 tyler.bryant@museumofaviation.org Release #2009-39 June 30, 2009

NOTE TO MEDIA: This program is filled to capacity and wasn’t opened to the public. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: STARBASE ROBINS Hosts Robotics Competition for JET Academy Warner Robins, Ga., June 30, 2009 – STARBASE ROBINS will culminate its 3rd annual JET Engineering Academy with a Robotics Competition and Engineering Design Challenge on Thursday, July 2, 2009 at the Museum of Aviation. The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Century of Flight Hangar. The final day begins a design challenge competition and the afternoon will feature the Robotics competition. According to Northside Middle School counselor, Jacqueline McGhee, JET Academy features thirty Northside Middle students who are selected based on specific needs including special needs, low test scores, state agencies, teacher recommendation, and nontraditional family settings among others. The students learn about pre-engineering and robotics in a fun, exciting, hands-on environment. The robotics competition, part of the FIRST Lego League (FLL), challenges students to program their Lego MindStorm Robots to meet certain missions each year with a specific theme. “Students learn how we can use technology to help fight global warming and promote renewable energy solutions,” said Andrew Dennis, a STARBASE ROBINS instructor. The students in the STARBASE ROBINS JET Academy also learn how to use a Computer Aided Design (CAD) program to make 3-dimensional models on the computer and then are able to manufacture those models with the help of a 3D printer. Students


create key chains, and items related to the International Space Station. “Our goal is to show students how engineering and technology can help them find a job or how it relates to every day life,� said Casey Dent, a STARBASE instructor. To learn more about STARBASE ROBINS, contact (478) 926-1769 or visit www.starbaserobins.org. -end-


NEWS RELEASE

PO Box 2469, Warner Robins, GA 31099

Contact: Tyler Bryant (478) 926-6870 tyler.bryant@museumofaviation.org Release #2009-40 July 14, 2009

NOTE TO MEDIA: This camp is filled to capacity. Media is invited to cover any time after 10:00 a.m. Friday on the second floor in the Century of Flight Hangar. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Construction Camp at the Museum of Aviation Warner Robins, Ga., July 14, 2009 – The Museum of Aviation Education Department concludes Construction Camp on Friday, July 17, running 9 a.m. until 12 noon. The week-long camp is held in the Century of Flight Hangar on the second floor. On Friday parents are invited to visit the camp and participate in the camp activities. Parents will be allowed to observe the construction made on their children’s towns. Construction Camp is a first through second grade program giving children a look at constructing their own personal town out of recyclable materials. The construction of the town will focus on the subjects of math, science and economics. “Children will make their own buildings, stores, create money and choose their occupations for the town,” said Liz Skinner, an instructor for Construction Camp. The camp will also focus heavily on recycling and the importance of not all trash is garbage. “I really want the kids to realize you don’t have to throw everything away. You can create new and exciting things with your trash,” said Skinner while pointing out the large refrigerator boxes, donated by Lowe’s, who helped with donations for the program. Construction Camp is just one of the many programs currently going on at the Museum of Aviation. To learn more about other education programs held at the Museum of Aviation, contact the Education Department at (478) 926-5558 or visit the Web site at


www.museumofaviation.org. -end-



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