First Flight Field Trip

The First Flight Field Trip is a nationally recognized event and was the recipient of the 2010 Michael Faraday Science Communicator Award from the National Science Teachers Association for its contributions to informal education through its unique and innovative methods to communicate in-class subjects such as math and science. The award was created in 2003 when the Discovery Channel teamed with NSTA, to honor individuals/organizations that are not classroom teachers but who work in or have developed a compatible setting for science communication (e.g., museum, nature center, zoo, state park, aquarium, radio, television, internet, and other science-rich institutions and/or media). The awardees to date:

Faraday Science Communicator Award Recipients
2003: Paul Doherty
2004: Richard Hudson, Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) - Dragonfly TV
2005: Bernard Zubrowski, Education Development Center
2006: Rob Semper, Exploratorium (San Francisco, CA)
2007: Ira Flatow, National Public Radio's (NPR) Science Friday
2008: WGBH - Boston
2009: Dennis Schatz, Pacific Science Center (Seattle, WA)
2010: Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Ducks S.C.O.R.E.
2013: Andrew Fraknoi, Foothill College
2014: Paula Gangopadhyay, The Henry Ford Center
2016: Dr. The Lady Sue Dale Tunnicliffe, University College London

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. It is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership of 60,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education. Its mission is "to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all".