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Aerospace Education Excellence Program (AEX) For Senior Members

The Civil Air Patrol offers a very popular program free to its members that involves doing hands-on aviation and space-related activities with cadets, students and senior members. It is called AEX, and the acronym stands for  "Aerospace Education Excellence"

Participants receive full-color books that feature national standards-based   aerospace hands-on activities. The requirements are simple: complete six aerospace activities and one two-hour or longer field experience (space day, trip to the airport or museum, etc.) to earn an instructor certificate plus color certificates for your students. The activities are designed to fit into any curriculum. Any schools' state-approved curriculum may replace or supplement the AEX activities created for this program. In this case, lesson plans for supplemental activities will need to be attached to final reporting form. AEX program activities should take place from Oct. 1 - Sept. 30 each year.

All of the projects featured in AEX I (Volumes 1 and 2) (grades K-5) or AEX II (Volumes 1 and 2) (grades 6-12) are very "teacher-friendly" and involve readily available, low-cost materials.

To Register

Go to eServices at  Click on "AEX" in the right column under the heading "My Favorites." Then, click "Apply for AEX" in the left column. Registration is required for each year (Oct. 1 - Sept. 30) you choose to participate.

When you are ready to enter your AEX activities, return to eServices and click "AEX." Then click "AEX Award Report." You may enter the AEX activities as each one is finished, or you may wait until all activities are completed. This must be done no later than Sept. 30. You should submit your completion report at least 3 weeks prior to needing certificates!

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