The MnDOT Aviation Education Web site contains aviation-related information that is useful to teachers, students, and other aviation enthusiasts. Students or teachers will find at these links aviation curricula and publications for grades K-12, post-secondary careers and college information, an events calendar, classroom activities, and camps for both teachers and students.
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Aviation Education Events
2016 Minnesota Aviation Art Contest
This year theme is "air sports in harmony with nature". All children (entrants) must be residents of Minnesota.
Entries eligibility is for children between the ages of 6-17 by December 31, 2015 The format required is on 11 by 17 inch paper and artwork must NOT be framed or outlined with border. Deadline for entry is January 22, 2016.
Aviation Career Education (ACE) Camp
Each summer the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT),
Office of Aeronautics (AERO) co-sponsor the Aviation Career Education (ACE) Camp. ACE Camp is open to Minnesota students who will be
entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. ACE Camp allows students to explore a wide variety of aviation careers, and all aspects of the aviation,
and the aerospace industries through tours and hands-on projects. Campers are also given the opportunity to fly in a helicopter, pilot
a single-engine aircraft, and take the controls of a glider.
Summer Aerospace Workshop for Teachers
June 20-23, 2016
This free workshop is a great opportunity for teachers to learn more about the aerospace industry and how to teach students about aviation. Space is limited to 20 teachers, so download the brochure(PDF 572 KB) and register now!
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), office of Aeronautics has a program for airports and their communities called Adopt-An-Airport. Any public-use airport in Minnesota is eligible to participate in the program
Fly Minnesota Passport Program
Fly Minnesota Airports is a program sponsored by MnDOT Aeronautics and the Minnesota of Airports (MCOA) to promote general aviation in Minnesota.
Tailored to meet the needs of many different age groups and organizations, these presentations focus on a broad
spectrum of aviation careers and the skills needed to be successful.
The AVED staff offers three areas of classroom presentations to students from preschool age through high school. We would be
happy to set up a time to visit!
Elementary Aviation Presentations
Presentations are centered around preschool — grade 6. Included are many hands-on activities that incorporate art, writing, reading,
math, and science and involve all aspects of aviation.
History and Principles of Flight Presentations
Students in grades 412, this presentation takes students through the inception of flight to the space exploration of today.
Students' use of math, geography, history, science, and listening skills are incorporated.
Aviation Education Publications
Aeronautics Publishes Children's Books
Don Hinz and The Red Tail Project
(a story of Tuskegee Airmen and the P-51C Mustangs).
(PDF, 5.13 MB)
Eyes in the Sky
(a book introducing students of all ages to an exciting career as an air traffic controller).
(PDF, 2.79 MB)
Transportation Education Academy (TEA)
The Transportation Education Academy (TEA) was created to develop transportation curricula for primary, middle, and high school classrooms. There is a need for educational systems to incorporate a broad understanding of all transportation systems into the classroom. The goal of the academy is to create curricula that will result in transportation literate students who understand the technological, political, economic, social, and environmental areas in which total transportation systems must operate. Click here for more information.