The CR Smith Museum’s Education Department is dedicated to developing programs and activities designed to provide real world learning opportunities and to generating excitement for aviation related History, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Our educational programs are a catalyst for change, which is desperately needed in our surrounding community; major districts within a ten mile radius of the Museum serve an average of 73% of students from low-income families. Many of these students have never taken a flight, traveled outside of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, or even visited a museum.
The CR Smith Museum believes that all students deserve an equal opportunity to reach their full potential when it comes to choosing a future career. Funding disparities however, often prevent students from participating who would benefit the most from inspiring and empowering programs such as the Eagle Aviation Camp. The Museum strives to reach all youth, in particular girls (who are vastly underrepresented in certain areas of the industry), as well as children and teens from underserved communities. The Eagle Aviation Camp Scholarship Fund has been created to provide financial assistance to children and teens who are socio-economically disadvantage and who would not otherwise have the ability to attend our summer camp program. The cost of the one week long program is $400 and the scholarship includes registration fees, field trips, extended hours, breakfast and lunch.
About Eagle Aviation Camp
The Eagle Aviation camp offers children entering the 3rd through 11th grade a week-long experience in flight! The camps focus on the science, technology, history, engineering and careers related to the airline industry. Camps are age-appropriate and include in-depth explorations, hands-on builds and activities, science experiments, field trips, programs, presentations, behind-the-scenes tours, meet-and-greets with industry experts, and much more!