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Air Zoo home school program explores the P-40 Warhawk

November 30, 2011

Source: Danielle Nicholl
Job Title: Public Relations & Marketing Manager
Phone: 269.350.2811

KALAMAZOO, Mich.-On Dec. 6 at 10 a.m., home school students will have the chance to learn about a historic World War II fighter during Home School Discovery Day: All about the P-40 at the Air Zoo.

Students will receive a diagram of the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, learn about protective camouflage, design their own paint scheme and color their diagram accordingly. They will also examine the Air Zoo's P-40 and learn about its markings.

Home School Discovery Days are designed specifically for home-schooled children ages 9-15. Each multi-disciplinary program has an emphasis on activities relating to the history of aviation and aircraft. Students will explore these subjects through fun and fascinating hands-on activities. Each session lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Programs cost $12 per child. Students must pre-register.

For more information about Home School Discovery Days or to sign up, please call 269.382.6555.

The Air Zoo is a nonprofit organization located at 6151 Portage Rd. in Portage, Mich. It is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and offers a restaurant, gift shop and banquet facilities. Effective June 11, 2011: General admission will cost $8 per person. Unlimited rides and attractions may be purchased with a wristband package (Ultimate Ace-$15, Junior Flyer-$12, Co-Pilot-$8), which includes general admission, or tickets can be purchased individually for rides.

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