We Value our Educational Partners

Always striving to offer the most comprehensive experience possible, the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum has partnered with several organizations. These partnerships allow us to expand our educational reach and offer exciting new programs, while also making a valuable contribution to our community.

The Museum values its educational partnerships, which include the Academy of Model Aeronautics, the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, and the Oregon Space Grant Consortium. Our partnership with McMinnville High School provides hands-on educational opportunities to their Engineering and Aerospace Sciences Academy. We also offer exciting programs in conjunction with the Civil Air Patrol and the FIRST Lego League Robotics Competition.

Civil Air Patrol

The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) have a proud history of working together. From helping to escort the “Spruce Goose” to the Museum along Highway 18 in 1993, to presenting the color guard at special events, the CAP has been an active participant in the Museum’s history. The Museum serves as headquarters for the local squadron and is a partner and host to the annual MKS Aviation Business Academy, a National Cadet Special Activity.  The founder and CEO of Evergreen International Aviation, Inc. was an Honorary Member of the CAP, and both staff and volunteers are members of the McMinnville Squadron.

Below are just a few of the events and activities available at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, as well as some of our joint programs:

Other CAP opportunities and programs:

  • CAP Rocketry Encampment
  • Emergency Services Training
  • Cadet Programs
  • Aerospace Education resources
  • Oregon Wing Conference
  • Aerospace Education Officers School

For more information about CAP and the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, please contact an Education Coordinator at 503-434-4185, or education@sprucegoose.org.

Lego Robotics League

The Museum has partnered with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League to promote a passion for science and technology in students.  The program is a world-wide challenge involving kids from ages six to 18. The Museum is a host to FLL events such as qualifying and national tournaments. Visit the FIRST LEGO League website here.

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