Grant given to enrich aviation and space related programming
Denver, CO – April 25, 2017 – Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum (Wings) is pleased to announce that the organization has been awarded a $50,000 grant by the Daniels Fund, effective March 2017.
The grant, to be used for aviation and space related programming which prepares youth for careers in the aviation and aerospace industries, will provide the museum with a base of funds which will contribute to the growth and betterment of the museum’s learning center program, Wings Aerospace Academy (WAA).
Wings Aerospace Academy is approaching its third year of enrollment and offers 6th-10th grade students an opportunity to receive hands-on STEM education with a focus on aviation and space. Students have flown in helicopters, met astronauts, built drones, gone on field trips to the Air Force Academy and much more. Core curriculum for WAA is taught through an online portal and students come to the museum once per week for access to the experiential aerospace elements.
“We are honored to have been selected for this grant,” commented Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum President and CEO, John Barry. “These funds will help us build and improve our Wings Aerospace Academy program which significantly contributes to the growth of Colorado’s future aerospace leaders.”
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is Colorado’s Official Air & Space Museum. Founded in 1994 and housed at the former Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, Wings is dedicated to inspiring, educating and entertaining the public about aviation and space endeavors of the past, present and future. Visitors will find over 50 aircraft on display, thrilling flight simulator experiences and a learning center dedicated to the expansion of aerospace education in Colorado. For more information about Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum please visit WingsMuseum.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter & Instagram, connect with us on LinkedIn, join us on G+ and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
About Daniels Fund:
The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative. Visit DanielsFund.org to learn more.