We Value our Educational Partners

Always striving to offer the most comprehensive experience possible, the Evergreen Aviation and 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.

Our partnership with McMinnville High provides hands-on educational opportunities to their Engineering and Aerospace Sciences Academy, while our partnership with Chemeketa Community College enhances their current offerings. We also offer exciting programs in conjunction with the Civil Air Patrol, McMinville High School (Engineering and Aerospace Sciences Academy) and the Lego Robotics League.

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The Evergreen Aviation Museum and the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) have a proud history of working together. From helping to escort the “Spruce Goose” 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 founder and CEO of Evergreen International Aviation, Inc. is 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 Museum, as well as some of our future plans.

  • CAP Links
  • “Civil Air Patrol and Boy Scouts of American kick off Winter Education Programs at the Evergreen Aviation Museum”
  • Local Civil Air Patrol

Future CAP Plans:

  • CAP Business Academy
  • CAP National Cadet Conference
  • Rocketry weekends
  • Search and Rescue School
  • CAP Campouts
  • CAP speakers
  • Aerospace Education Officers School.

For more information about CAP and the Evergreen Aviation Museum you can contact an Education Coordinator at 503-434-4180 ext. 4121.

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EASM 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.EASM is a host to FLL events such as qualifying and national tournaments.Visit the FIRST LEGO League Website here.

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Prepare to Innovate. Prepare to Lead. Prepare for a career in science and technology.The Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum has partnered with Chemeketa Community College to offer an engaging online program for high school students. Our goal is to create a science- and technology-based curriculum that will help students successfully transition to college programs.

Digital Electronics; Saturdays @ EASA

The Evergreen STEM Institute at Chemeketa combines online coursework that can be done anywhere and on-site lab work here at the museum. Exclusively for high school students, our first class is digital electronics, an introductory course that is part of the nationally recognized “Lead the Way” pre-engineering curriculum.

Download an application here.

The dates and times are as follows:
September: 18, 25
October: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November: 6, 13, 20
December: 4*, 11, 18
January: 8, 15, 22

We are there from 8:00 am until 12:00pm

*December 4th will be an alternate activity as there is a prior event scheduled at Evergreen

The expectation for the online part of the course is that they log in to elearn.chemeketa.edu to participate in the Blackboard discussions (I will post all expectations in the course shell) and that they have access to the Student Curriculum (also posted online under the Blackboard site) which contains their assignments and presentations. They will also need access to gmail.chemeketa.edu which in turn means access to https://mail.google.com/a/my.chemeketa.edu.They will also post their work throughout the week and ask questions regarding material.

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The Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum is proud to provide a home for McMinnville High’s Engineering and Aerospace Sciences Academy (EASA).

EASA is a specialized program that offers a unique opportunity for hands-on learning in engineering and aerospace science. Actual engineers and technicians serve as resources for student research, provide lectures, and work with students on a variety of real and simulated technical problems and projects. Through this program, students gain the technical knowledge and skills required to become problem solvers able to thrive in the real world.

For more information, please visit the McMinnville High School’s website here.