Aviation dreams sown in ACES Kindergarteners
University Avenue Elementary students visit KANE
Sharing a picnic lunch at an airport on a day seemingly special ordered for the event does a lot to encourage children to dream about entering the field of aviation when they grow up.
Kindergartners from the University Avenue Aerospace Children's Engineering and Science Elementary (ACES) magnet school did just that as they visited Anoka County Blaine Airport in May.
Blaine Airport Promotion Group Founder Harvey Karth and ACES Curriculum Integration Coordinator Kate Watson gathered an impressive group of leaders to assist with lessons for the day which included tours of aircraft, naming aircraft parts, and seeing a mini airshow from T-6 Thunder.
ACES, an award winning school, is in their fifth year of implementation of the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) program, a very long name for a high impact method of teaching.