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NFA to host STEM Saturday

Special to Atmore News

The National Flight Academy located aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola in Pensacola will host STEM Saturday on Saturday, February 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for students in grades third through eighth.
February’s STEM Saturday topic is “Ocean Survival.” Students will learn how to use survival equipment, as well as strategies they will need in order to survive at sea. This opportunity provides hands-on experience with a focused curriculum that engages local students in STEM education tenets.
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 coun-
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, and 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 February 11 at 5 p.m. Registration is $30 per child and lunch is provided.
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