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CAP in Schools

This information is aimed at educators and administrators of schools who want some examples of what our unit has done in our local schools. Images and videos are generally created by the student who attends or a staff member of the school.   Here is a folder showing off our STEM Fair capabilities:   We ran 11 different interactive table events, brought in 3 branches of the military, police, fire, EMT, colleges, local public schools and various clubs who set up interactive displays.  One of our goals is to help the county develop a large STEAM fair where all the schools can collaborate on a huge yearly event that can draw big crowds and tons of excitement!

What our displays (might) look like:

Two table display-requires 3 staff minimum

Neshannock:  

We were invited to take over a (Gym) classroom one day; we brought some cadets in with a large variety of STEM kits.   Our cadets provided a short introduction to our program, we flew UAV's in small groups and offered rides on our (leaf blower powered) Hoverboard.  We did a few lunch visits and our cadets used their microphone system to talk about our cadet program.  We visited a few classrooms and spoke with a handful of teachers about our STEM program.

 

 

Shenango:  

We flew small quadcopters in their school lunch room over a few visits; allowing staff and students the opportunity to get a mini aerospace lesson.   We have set up a Flight simulator in their STEM lab and their AEM has been enjoying the use of a couple UAV's he ordered as one of his kits.

We currently have four cadets attending this school, we have about 10 that have previously graduated from this district.  Our friends in the Army and Air Force have been helping to support their AEM with his class activities as well.

STEM Kits ordered: Quadcopter

 

New Castle:  

We were invited to take over a classroom one day; we brought four cadets and two adult members in with a large variety of STEM kits.  Our cadets provided a short introduction to our program, taught a short leadership class and we flew UAV's in small groups.  We also attended their STEAM fair and have done multiple lunch visits for both the Jr and Sr high schools.

STEM Kits ordered: Weather Station Kit

Laurel:  

https://drive.google.com/open?id=17RmBZ8kqEgn-tKm-LiMm5tKtD7NgqW8L

We have been here multiple times for lunch visits, one of their teachers is signed up as an AEM and is building a wooden Flight simulator wrap around while he prepares to have his students design an aircraft for the flight simulator.  Our (student) cadets did a Patriot Day memorial video featuring their school which was picked up by the New Castle news and shared online.

STEM Kits ordered: Flight Simulator

Mohawk:  

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-E0WvMPR_V1JfbfsMxbTmzrj_bNbGKBr

We have done multiple lunch visits speaking to students in all lunch periods from 7th through 12th grade.  We brought some cadets in with a large variety of STEM kits.   Our (student) cadet spoke on the microphone giving a short introduction to our program, we flew UAV's in small groups, we ran a very popular 'PT challenge' giving away a Rosalinds chocolate easter bunny as a grand prize.  We spoke with a few teachers;  on our next visit 5 months later one of those teachers signed up.  We provided a flyover for their Red White and Blue Friday night football game on Sept 20th 2019.

4 CAP members and 2 Army soldiers directing a fun challenge

Wilmington:  

We were allowed to do a lunch visit where we addressed everyone in all lunch periods from 5th through 12th grade.  We brought some cadets in with a large variety of STEM kits.   Our cadets provided a short introduction to our program, we flew UAV's in small groups, we ran a very popular 'PT Challenge' and offered students a chance to fly our flight simulator.  There was a huge amount of interest and a long line for the flight sim. We spoke with a handful of teachers about our STEM program as they passed by over lunch.

 

Lawrence County Head Start:  

Our cadets have done activities with their preschool students a few times over the years; now they have signed up a few of their educators to use our STEM program at their school.

Stem Kits ordered: Robotics

STEM fair

Ellwood City Lincoln Jr/Sr High:  

We have done lunch visits here a few times over the years.  We have had quite a few cadets enroll from here in the past.  We have two teachers signed up to receive our STEM kits.

STEM Kits ordered: Quadcopter, Astronomy

Union:  

We have a couple cadets currently enrolled and a history of past cadets graduating from here.  We have done multiple lunch visits and have been able to speak with all the lunch periods. We have recently introduced the STEM program to a few of their staff.

Lawrence County Career & Technical Center:  

We have visited multiple times and have a few cadets attending this school.  We have recently introduced the STEM program to a few of their staff.

New Brighton Middle School:  

We were invited to take over a (Gym) classroom one day; we brought some cadets in with a large variety of STEM kits.   Our cadets provided a short introduction to our program, we flew UAV's in small groups and offered rides on our (leaf blower powered) Hoverboard.  We did all lunch visits and our cadets talked about our cadet programs.  Here is a brief video clip showing the lunch visit with Hoverboard; you can see the students were waiting in a line for both the hoverboard and to play on our quadcopter flight simulators.  We had 28 sign up for more information.

New Brighton High School:  

We set up for a lunch visit, brought some cadets in with a large variety of STEM kits.   Our cadets provided a short introduction to our program, we flew UAV's in small groups.  We arranged to return in the fall to take over a gym class and offer rides on our (leaf blower powered) Hoverboard.  You can see we brought in quite a few items:

 

Beaver Falls Middle School:  

We set up for a lunch visit, brought some cadets in with a large variety of STEM kits.   Our cadets provided a short introduction to our program.  We offered our Flight Simulator display for interested students to try out. 

Beaver Falls High School:  

We set up for a lunch visit, brought some cadets in with a large variety of STEM kits.  We offered our Flight Simulator display for interested students to try out.  Our cadets provided a short introduction to our program as they walked around the lunch room.  We spoke with a few teachers briefly about our STEM program.

 

Beaver High School:  

We set up for a lunch visit and gave a general introduction about our program to a few of their staff.  Arranged to take over a gym class in the future

 

Request a visit:  

With enough notice we can provide Top Flights for teachers, flyovers for patriotic events, displays (static or interactive).

We could loan you a Flight Simulator:

 

We could bring our mini jet:

 

Request a flight or a field trip to your local Airport to have a hands on aerospace lesson with a pilot:

 

References are hard to come by as educators tend to have a huge workload and little time to provide feedback.  Here are a few educators you may reach out to if you have questions:

 

PA Wing Vice Commander Lt Colonel Will Schlosser is a vice Principle at his day job and is available for any questions you might want to ask.  wschlosser@pawg.cap.gov

 

PA Group 6 Chief of Staff Lt Colonel Tom Brown is a former Principle (retired). tlbrowncap@gmail.com

 

 

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