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Educators outsideAlabama contact CAP NHQ at: https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/aerospace-education/join-as-an-aem

The Corona Virus does not change the opportunities
teachers can use in the classroom through the Civil Air Patrol and many resources are perfect for virtual with lesson plans already prepared.

Join as an Aerospace Education Member (AEM) of Civil Air Patrol (CAP) and enjoy many free aerospace/STEM educational opportunities ranging from receipt of a variety of curriculum materials and STEM Kits to participating in a teacher orientation flight aboard one of our Cessna aircraft at your local airport. This unique membership category is designed for formal or informal educators involved in promoting aerospace/STEM education in classrooms, homeschools, museums, libraries, or other youth organizations. To learn more about membership and opportunities available to CAP educator members, check out the full Educators Page.

Alabama Educators - public, private and homeschool!!! If you are looking for free aerospace/STEM lesson plans, activities, textbooks, products and programs to use in any classroom, after-school or enrichment program, we hope CAP will have something to help you! Our products and programs can be used across disciplines and in both core and elective studies. Visit the Aerospace Education Member Information link here: https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/aerospace-education/for-educators/aem.
Through CAP's award-winning MARS program, educators are offered:

  • Free national standards-based aerospace education materials for youth organizations, museums, and K-12 public/private/parochial/home schools
  • The K-12 Aerospace Education Excellence (AEX) Award program that can be integrated in the classroom or used as a stand-alone after-school or camp program
  • The K-6 Aerospace Connections in Education (ACE) program for schools
  • Low-cost aerospace textbooks that can be purchased for grades 6-12 from Vanguard (Aerospace: The Journey of Flight textbook-CAP0038D-and six Aerospace Dimensions modules-CAP0037D- and educator guides)
  • Aerospace education newsletters full of current and useful information
  • Teacher Orientation Program (TOP) flights in powered aircraft at local airport
  • Aerospace-oriented workshops
  • Aerospace education speakers and resources nationwide
  • A selection of STEM Kits to use and keep

All of this for a one-time $35 membership fee and free annual renewal! Click here to learn more about how to join as an Aerospace Education Member (AEM) OR contact Alabama Wing CAP Director of Aerospace Educaation, MAJ LYNN KOEHLER AT ae@alwg.us or t.koehler@alwg.us

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About Civil Air Patrol Alabama Wing


111 South Kuter Street, Building 711, Maxwell AFB, AL 36112, US

Mission Statement

CAP supports America’s communities through emergency response, flying and ground services, youth development, and promotion of air, space and cyber power.


Civil Air Patrol is congressionally chartered and operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. CAP performs services for the federal government as the official civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and for states/local communities as a nonprofit organization. CAP is made up of eight geographic regions consisting of 52 wings (the 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia). It is a strategic partner of the Air Force, serving as a member of its Total Force. CAP has three primary missions - Emergency Services, Cadet Programs and Aerospace Education. Civil Air Patrol -Saves an average of 80 lives per year -Operates one of the largest fleet of single-engine piston aircraft in the world, with 560 planes currently in the fleet -Consists of 1,437 squadrons and approximately 56,000 volunteer youth and adult members nationwide -Flew over 104,500 hours in 2016 -Contributed nearly $167 million in man-hours in past year, serving the disaster relief and emergency service needs of communities, states and the nation.

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We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • STEM
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Astronomy
  • Robotics
  • Mathematics
  • Aviation




  • Must be at least 18
  • Depends on your availability an schedule. You schedule in your classroom setting. After becoming an AE member you gain access to all the materials needed to assist you in your school setting.
  • You can also participate in our TOP program, Teacher Orientation Program. You have the opportunity to fly with one of our CAP Pilots. Not mandatory but what a great opportunity to take back the science of flying to take back to your classroom.

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