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Thursday, August 19, 2021 -
9:30am to 11:00am
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Free with admission

National Aviation Day is a holiday that commemorates the development in aviation and its revolutionary impact on scientific and technological progress. It falls on the birthday of Orville Wright, one of the Wright brothers, who were the first people in the world to successfully build a motor-operated airplane, and the inventors of aircraft controls. We will also learn about several groundbreaking female pilots throughout history including: Sunita Williams, Matice Wright-Springer, Jeannie Leavitt, Jennifer Murray, Anny Divya, and Amelia Earhart. Join us as we twirl, kerplunk, flutter, bounce the many ways we can we make a piece of paper fall to the ground. Explore and create a variety of differently shaped pieces of paper, and observe how each item moves as it falls.