Need a way to entertain your children and engage their minds as summer vacation slides into a new school year? Well, here's one possibility to check out.
Commemorating the 75th anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance, Charter Cable, Discovery Channel and Discovery Education recently launched "Summer of Flight," an online program designed to keep kids engaged throughout the remainder of summer vacation via science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities related to aviation.
"This is a great tool for parents looking to keep their children’s minds active during the summer break," said Anthony Pope, Vice President and General Manager for Charter’s operations in South Carolina.
This online destination has launched in coordination with Discovery Channel’s expedition to determine where the legendary pilot, Amelia Earhart, may have crash landed. With support from the U.S. State Department, the results of this initiative will air in an exclusive programming event on Discovery Channel this fall.
The Web site will feature a variety of interactive, educational resources, including engaging videos, writing exercises and animations.
Parents can help their children learn about Amelia Earhart’s experiences, the planes she flew, and the science behind aviation. In addition, local Charter customers can collect points for each activity they complete. Points can be redeemed at an online store for prizes, such as LIFE DVDs, MythBusters Science Kits, t-shirts, posters and more.
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