Education and outreach activities of the CIA
While our primary activity is flying rockets at our club launches we do try to
participate in a variety of events to promote the hobby of model rocketry and
provide educational benefits getting kids interested in math and science. Over
the years we have put on presentations and workshops for schools and libraries
as well as groups such as 4H, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Big Brothers,
For the most part these activities have little or no cost. However there may
be a cost for the materials used for the build and fly workshops.
You can see pictures from some of our past activities in our
Outreach & Education photo galleries. If you would like more
information or to inquire about one of our programs, contact the
officers of the CIA.
- Model rocketry presentations and/or show and tell sessions.
We can come during the day or to an evening event and
show a slideshow and talk about model rocketry and then answer
questions. Alternately we have sometimes just showed some of our
rockets and talked informally about rockets in general and model
rocketry in particular.
- Demonstration launches. We have put on demonstration launches
at schools and Scout meetings, etc. This requires good weather and
access to a fairly large field.
- Build and fly workshops. We can help the kids build and then
fly their own rockets. The construction usually takes place indoors
and takes one to two hours. Flying the rockets also takes a couple
of hours and requires a good sized field. Construction and flying
could take place on the same day or on different days.
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last update November 29, 2010