National Flight Academy Hosts STEM Saturday

From: Malerie Shelton
Naval Aviation Museum Foundation
(850) 453-2389 

Robotics & Future Technology

Saturday, March 16, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Feb. 21, 2019, Pensacola, Fla. The National Flight Academy will host a STEM Saturday program on March 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for 3rd – 8th grade students. March’s STEM Saturday topic is “Robotics & Future Technology.”
Students will learn how the Navy and other industries use robots, and the importance of robots in certain jobs. Then the class will be given a design challenge to create its own robot that can be used to help extinguish a fire. Additionally, these students will fly the X-47B in the National Flight Academy’s simulators.
Like the National Flight Academy’s other programs, STEM Saturdays are designed to address the serious concerns of declining science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills in our country. The Academy’s mission is to inspire students to pursue STEM academic and professional paths. Through the STEM Saturday program, the National Flight Academy appeals to younger elementary-aged children.
Visit to register as space is limited for each session. Registration closes March 11 at 5 p.m. Registration is $30 per child and lunch is provided.
About the National Flight Academy
The National Flight Academy, located aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola in Pensacola, Florida, is designed to address the serious concerns of declining Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills and standards in our country. The Academy’s mission is to inspire students who subsequently return to their parent schools and seek out the more challenging courses in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
The NFA is a self-supporting, tuition-based educational program. We welcome support from individuals, corporations and foundations for both our scholarship program and general operation funds. The National Flight Academy, a program of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation Inc., is authorized but not endorsed or funded by the U.S. Navy or U.S. Government.
For more information about the National Flight Academy, visit or find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Please contact Malerie Shelton, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, via email at for more information.
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