Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Museum back in business

The museum is starting to get a whole new look.
The first phase of the museum's redesign has been completed!
Stop by and see how we are improving the education experience for our visitors. Stay tuned as our volunteers make even more changes.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

STEAM  Education  Programs For Field Trip Learning

For teachers in search of outside the classroom learning experiences, consider the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum for your destination where students in grades 3 through 12 will be engaged, excited and inspired with aviation STEM. And they will be wowed with their up close visit with airplanes!!!  To schedule call 410-682-6122.

For Grades 3 -12
90 Minutes
$3 per student
From Wind Wagons to Rockets museum tour includes the Museum's exhibit gallery, housed within a World War II hangar built by the Glenn L. Martin Company and the outdoor flightline of 14 aircraft.

For Grades 3-5:
One hour
$6 per student
It's Rocket Science features the dynamics of flight. Students are recruited to demonstrate the principles  of flight as developed by the Wright brothers, the four forces of flight, Bernoulli’s Principle, and Newton’s Third Law of Motion. After a brief presentation on rocketry, each student designs and builds a paper rocket. The rockets are then launched and propelled by means of a pressurized launcher  through a designated target. With each attempt, students apply concepts of motion, trajectory and stability in refining optimal designs.

For Middle and High School Students  
Three and a half hours  (includes Museum tour and time for lunches students bring with them)    
$10 per student
Participants will assume the roles of aviation experts involved in an effort to restore the remains of the B-26 Marauder “Lady Kate”, their jobs mirroring the original B-26 assembly workforce in Tool Crib, Sub-Assembly, Transportation, Platform Assembly, and Final Assembly. This STEM exercise will incorporate World War II history setting the story of the aircraft, Geography setting the locations the aircraft flew, and Economics setting the tone of World War II homefront workers. Pre-visit preparation of students as instructed by this program’s Teacher Manual is required prior to students participating in the program.


Sunday, January 15, 2017

New strategic plan

The Museum Board of Directors has adopted a long-range strategic plan  for the next five years. The link below will allow you to read the results of several months work by members of the board and volunteers.

Strategic Plan for 2017-2021

Chairman steps down

Jane acknowledges the gratitude of the audience.
Jane Michael, longtime Jill-of-all-trades at the Museum, stepped down on January 11 as chairman of the board when her two-year term was up.  Board members, volunteers and guests enthusiastically thanked her for her service. Jane said she would now limit herself to being the Museum "Administrator," which means she would continue her work to keep the organization moving  forward.

A look at history

Docent Bill Haugen explains the special tiles on the shuttle. A busload of aviation enthusiasts enjoyed the day November 8 at the Smiths...