Helping Develop Tomorrow's Aerospace Education Workforce
Welcome to Civil Air Patrol's (CAP) .
The mission of Aerospace Education (AE) is to educate, inspire, and instill an appreciation for and an understanding of aerospace in today and tomorrow's world. We promote aerospace to our members and the general public. CAP accomplishes its aerospace education mission in a variety of ways, including both an internal and external programs as well as the Aerospace Education Member (AEM) Program. Our goal for AEMs is to provide educators with the latest hands-on techniques and tools to help them capture the imaginations of their students. CAP promotes the use of aerospace themes to help educators excite and motivate their students to excel in science, math, technology, language arts, social studies, plus other traditional subjects by offering over 40 free curricular materials along with 15 exciting STEM Kits.
Civil Air Patrol promotes and supports aerospace education, both for its own members and the general public. CAP educational programs help prepare American citizens to meet the challenges of a sophisticated aerospace society and understand its related issues.
CAP offers national standards-based educational products, including a secondary textbook, Aerospace: The Journey of Flight, and the middle-school-level Aerospace Dimensions. Teachers can get free classroom materials and lesson plans from CAP by joining CAP’s Aerospace Education Membership program for a single, one-time, $35 fee.