Flying Classroom STEM Curriculum for After School Learning

Students from L. Douglas Wilder Middle, Glen Lea Elementary, and Ratcliffe Elementary will soon take part in virtual expeditions and other after-school STEM adventures and projects thanks to a partnership between the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and Flying Classroom!

Flying Classroom is a supplemental STEM+ curriculum based on the global expeditions of pioneering African American aviator Barrington Irving. The STEM kits will allow students to participate in virtual expeditions, adventures and challenges based on Irving’s career and accomplishments, including catching snakes in the Amazon, exploring glaciers and HALO (high-altitude, low-opening) parachute jumping.

Captain Irving delivered the Flying Classroom STEM kits for participating students during a fly-in event at the Richmond Jet Center on Monday, November 16.