Tuesday, January 10, 2012

16 Jan 2012: Celebrate MLK Day at IWASM

As we remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on this day we would also like to celebrate the life and legacy of some incredible women who used aviation as way to advance the Civil Rights Movement. Beginning with Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license, to Mae Jemison, the first African American female Astronaut, we want to inspire you with the stories of these incredible women and then some. A list of activities and times are listed below:

10:00am : Craft Stations Open – Learn how to make the prefect paper airplane, experiment with Whirly Gigs, and make a Bessie Coleman Bookmark to take home.

11:00am-12:45pm : FREE Public Tour

1:00pm-1:45pm : Presentation by David Fuller from NASA. Learn about the space program and ask your most pressing aeronautical questions.

2:00am-2:45pm : FREE Public Tour

3:00 pm : Craft Stations Close

Come in early and stay all day or just drop in for a quick tour and visit. This program is FREE and open to the public. For more information call 216-623-1111

Parking is available in the Burke Lakefront Airport parking lot. Parking is typically $6 per day and is within walking distance from the Great Lakes Science Center and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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