Educational Outreach

We love getting out in the community to teach students about STEM and Aviation.

We offer class lectures, career day exhibits, and motivational class/group presentations.

Linda Castner has participated in two large research studies involving women, self-esteem, and personal

empowerment. The lecture “Finding Your Wings: Leadership and Empowerment for Girls in STEM”,

has been very successful. This lecture utilizes the findings from the Garret A. Morgan Technology

and Transportation Education Program Grant study and the Leaders Take Flight @ Rutgers Workshop

for Women STEM professors.

If your school is hosting a career day or is seeking a motivational speaker for young girls to help them

achieve peak performance don’t miss out on this local resource.

Contact Linda Castner at upupaway@embarqmail.com and 908.735.0870

 Community Outreach Events:

January 16, 17 and 18, 2017:  Trip to  Ohio State University – PEGASAS Tactical Planning meeting for Community Outreach programming – “STEM through the lens of aviation” using “Living Labs” delivered by small general aviation airports.

 

IMG_1435

 IMG_1441  IMG_1438

 

 

 

 

November 20-23, 2016:  Kingwood TWP School 6th graders had their second “living lab” for the year: Rockets, Explore the Why and How of Rocket Science

Tucker Gott and Linda Castner conducted 90 minute labs on each day.  There were 32 students in all.

img_1375  img_1378img_1376

 

 

 

 

October 12-13, 2016: Kingwood TWP School 6th graders had their first “living lab” for the year: What makes an Airplane Fly?

Tucker Gott and Linda Castner conducted a 90-minute lab session. There were 32 students in all.

img_0937  img_0953  img_1004

 

 

 

 

May 22, 2016: One day “What Makes an Airplane Fly” International Student Program.

IMG_1067

IMG_1071IMG_1072

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 17th and 18th, 2016 – The fourth “living lab” for Kingwood TWP schools sixth graders of the 2015-2016 school year  on Navigation.

IMG_1046

IMG_1045

IMG_1057

 

 

 

 

 

April 19th and 20th, 2016 – The third “living lab” for Kingwood TWP schools sixth graders of the 2015-2016 school year on Solar Balloons.

IMG_1010

IMG_1011 IMG_1012

 

 

 

 

 

April 10, 2016: One day “What Makes an Airplane Fly” International Student Program.

IMG_0992   IMG_0986IMG_0988

 

 

 

 

 

March 19, 2016:  “Boy Scout Aviation Badge” – Dave Pond an N85 Airpark resident brought a group of Boy Scouts to complete their merit Badge in Aviation.  They took classroom instruction, did a pre-flight check on David’s C-182 and then took flights.

IMG_0981  IMG_0982

 

 

 

 

 

March 12, 2016: “What Makes An Airplane Fly?” Repeat of One Day Event for more International students.

IMG_0953 IMG_0952IMG_0956

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 21, 2016: “What Makes An Airplane Fly?” One day event with a group of students from New York City.  Lots of fun building and actually taking introductory flights.

IMG_0906 IMG_0896  IMG_0905

November 9th and 13th, 2015: Second Kingwood “Living Lab” at N85 with Kingwood TWP School for the 2015-2016 year – Rockets IMG_0679IMG_0645 October 13th and 15th, 2015: First Kingwood “Living Lab” at N85 with Kingwood TWP School for the 2015-2016 year – What Makes and Airplane Fly.

IMG_0568

IMG_0573

May 26th and 27th, 2015: Third “Living Lab” Event at N85 with Kingwood TWP School 6th Graders

IMG_0306

IMG_0316 

IMG_0294IMG_0302

 

Saturday May 2nd, 2015: CJAESC’s Booth at MMU Airport Event

BoothBooth 2

FPG and Kids

Little Girl

April 15th and 17th, 2015: Second “Living Lab” Event at N85 with Kingwood TWP School 6th Graders

IMG_0097IMG_0094

IMG_0116IMG_0118

January 13th and 14th, 2015: “Living Lab” Event at N85 with Kingwood TWP School 6th Graders

DSC05596DSC05635

DSC05607DSC05629

DSC05616Living Lab Class

A trip to the airport is an opportunity to learn for Kingwood TWP school’s six grade classes.  The “Living Laboratory” program was secured by a Kingwood TWP Education Foundation Grant by math and science teacher Tanya Brooks, allowing 42 students and 3 teachers to see math and science in action.

Linda Castner, Co-Owner of Alexandria Field Airport, is applying aviation science and math to bring real-life applications  to students. Assisting Castner were two young pilots, members of the airport’s Central Jersey Aviation Education Science Club – Tucker Gott of Bethlehem TWP and Miranda Evarts of Milford.

In total, there are three labs scheduled.  This first lab covered the basics of aerodynamics, then each student built a FPG-9, which stands for Foam Plate Glider, made from a 9-inch disposable picnic plate.  Flight is flight, and the same principles that govern the flight of a full-sized Cessna also apply to the kids’ humble FPG-9s.

The second two labs, designed by Castner and Gott, will include constructing solar balloons and flying balsa models tethered on a six-foot cord connected to a pylon.

If interested in learning more about the “Living Labs” program for your school or group, contact Linda Castner at : upupaway@embarqmail.com

April 6th, 2014: Girl Scout Leadership Presentation

P1030976

Branchburg Middle School – Lecture for GATE class

“Finding your Wings: Leadership and Empowerment for Girls in STEM”

Kingwood Middle School Career Day – 150 students

Camp10