November 06 2013 0Comment

Signature education outreach initiative from Exploration of Flight

November 6, 2013: We celebrated a program that will be a signature education outreach initiative from Exploration of Flight.  We honored 170 teachers who have flown in the Spreading Wings Teacher Flight Program to date from temporary facilities at Centennial.  By 2020, we will reach one teacher in each Colorado Front Range school (1,558!).  We were joined by the Program’s Honorary Chair, Astronaut Eileen Collins, Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia and Deputy Commissioner of Education Keith Owen.  Teachers and their guests enjoyed inspiring words from Collins, speaking of her time in the classroom as a teacher and aboard the Space Shuttle as the first female Shuttle Commander.  Teachers also received resource guides and curriculum materials to use in their schools.