Cirrus ‘Discovering Flight’ curriculum takes off in area schools
Cirrus’ “Discovering Flight” program is taking off at areas schools. The company partnered with the National Aviation Hall of Fame to create 4-5 days of curriculum for teachers to teach in schools.
PBS helped them create ‘Problem Solving with Wilbur and Orville’ which covers subjects like science, math, social studies, and language arts- all essential to the aviation field.
Pat Waddick, Cirrus’ president of innovation and operations, tells us they’re glad to be doing this work, “It’s fantastic for us to be able to share these things with with kids here. You know, developing the next generation is pretty much imperative for us to keep growing.”
The program is currently developed for second and third-graders and are first available at the Stowe, Laura MacArthur, Myers Wilkins, and Lowell elementary schools.
Other schools that have received the curriculum include Raleigh Edison Charter School, Wrenshall Elementary, South Terrace Elementary, and North Star Academy Charter School.