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About Stem Flyers

Hi! I'm Gary Alpert, a Phoenix elementary school teacher of 32 years. Having worked with children for so long, I truly believe they learn and are motivated best by DOING.

In 1987, I began conducting kid-friendly, hands-on workshops making things that fly. I spent 23 years teaching the workshops after school, on weekends and during summer break. In 2011, I took my show on the road and started doing workshops full time.

In our workshops, we make paper airplanes, spaceships, catapult gliders, rocketry, kites, rubber-powered airplanes, and hot air balloons. The power of these workshops is that they are both educational and A LOT of fun. I plan every workshop according to the needs of the school or group. If a school needs me to tie in state standards in science, math, reading or writing, I can do that. If the workshop is strictly to entertain, I can do that too!

I also teach teachers how to make things that fly while incorporating grade level state standards into their curriculum. I'm available for teacher workshops during professional development or early release days.

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The 21st Century Community Learning Centers afterschool program is funded by a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the Arizona Department of Education.  For more information visit:  http://www.azed.gov/21stcclc/