AUSTIN, TEXAS – September 21, 2017 – iFLY, the world’s largest indoor skydiving operator, is aiming to encourage K-12+ students to pursue careers in the fields of math and science with an innovative in-tunnel STEM Education program.
iFLY allows its participants to engage in hands-on experiments to safely enjoy the thrill of flight while applying integral math and science skills to the experience. The educational program has been programmed and developed by local educators to align with what students are learning in the classroom today.
“iFLY is proud to partner with local educators across the country, as well as select corporate partners to create customized curriculum and provide scholarships for students to engage in the iFLY STEM program field trips,” said Jenn McClain-De Jong, iFLY Chief Marketing Officer.
A field trip to iFLY includes a lecture, practical demonstration, classroom experiment and flight experience with iFLY STEM educators that aligns with Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Math. The trip provides a unique, interactive and exciting alternative to a typical field trip. In addition to flight time for each student, they will also have the opportunity to test how different objects, such as water and tennis balls, behave in the wind tunnel.
iFLY’s patented Vertical Wind Tunnel technology uses clean-running electric engines and the most advanced propellers to draw air through its flight chamber. A method which produces a smooth cushion of adjustable floatation for a comfortable and safe flight.
Since its debut in 2015, the iFLY STEM program has hosted over 5,000 schools with more than 1,100 fields trips currently planned in 2017.
iFLY Fort Lauderdale will host an immersive “Open House” for STEM Educators in the West Broward area to explore how the iFLY STEM curriculum can inspire students and the future of science and engineering. Participants will enjoy hands-on demonstrations and refreshments, culminating in individual flights in the vertical wind tunnel.
WHAT: iFLY Fort Lauderdale STEM Open House
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: 11690 W State Rd 84, Davie, FL 33325
Please contact Sales Manager Joe Souza at 954-280-4359 or by email at email@example.com for more information.
*iFLY STEM Open House is complimentary for educators and school administrators.
For more information about the iFLY STEM Education Program, please visit our website’s education page at https://www.iflyworld.com/plan-an-event/education
About iFLY Indoor Skydiving: Austin-based iFLY Holdings, LLC., is the world leader in design, manufacturing, sales and operations of wind tunnel systems for indoor skydiving. The company has flown more than 8,000,000 people in a dozen countries and at sea since launching the modern vertical wind tunnel industry in 1998. iFLY has more than 60 facilities operating worldwide with 28 wholly-owned in the US and has significant growth plans across the globe in the next 24 months. iFLY supports and utilizes the safety and training guidelines set out by the International Bodyflight Association (IBA) to ensure safety and progression of the sport of indoor skydiving. For more information on iFLY, visit www.iflyworld.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.