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Hill museum offers free Summer STEM Passport Program for youth

Rachel Griffin, a student summer intern at Hill Aerospace Museum, demonstrates electricity behavior to visitors with the
help of Kier Thomas, June 5, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

Rachel Griffin, a student summer intern at Hill Aerospace Museum, demonstrates electricity behavior to visitors with the help of Kier Thomas, June 5, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

Mark Standing, Director of Education at the Hill Aerospace Museum, demonstrates static electricity to kids and parent visitors, June 5, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The museum is offering free classes related to science, technology, engineering and math through the summer to children at least 8 years of age. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

Mark Standing, Director of Education at the Hill Aerospace Museum, demonstrates static electricity to kids and parent visitors, June 5, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The museum is offering free classes related to science, technology, engineering and math through the summer to children at least 8 years of age. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

Tim Trimble, a student summer intern at the Hill Aerospace Museum, demonstrates electricity behavior to visitors with the
help of Meagan Degraw, June 5, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The museum is offering free classes related to science, technology, engineering and math through the summer to children at least 8 years of age. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

Tim Trimble, a student summer intern at the Hill Aerospace Museum, demonstrates electricity behavior to visitors with the help of Meagan Degraw, June 5, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The museum is offering free classes related to science, technology, engineering and math through the summer to children at least 8 years of age. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

Raelyn Johnstun and Tim Trimble, student summer interns at the Hill Aerospace Museum, give children participating in the
msueum's Summer STEM Passport Program a stamp in their passport books for attending class June 5, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. When all their pages are stamped by attending all the classes, students will receive a special commemorative pin. The museum is offering free classes related to science, technology, engineering and math through the summer to children at least 8 years of age. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

Raelyn Johnstun and Tim Trimble, student summer interns at the Hill Aerospace Museum, give children participating in the msueum's Summer STEM Passport Program a stamp in their passport books for attending class June 5, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. When all their pages are stamped by attending all the classes, students will receive a special commemorative pin. The museum is offering free classes related to science, technology, engineering and math through the summer to children at least 8 years of age. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The education staff at the Hill Aerospace Museum is offering a free, fun Summer STEM Passport Program with educational classes for children 8-years-old and up. The purpose of STEM is to get students interested in science, technology, engineering and math.

The classes began June 5 and run every Tuesday through Friday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. During the week, the museum education staff will offer classes in astronomy, chemistry, electricity, forces of flight, helicopters, simple machines and weather just to name a few.

Each student will receive a museum STEM passport. A subject page in the passport, corresponding with each class, will be stamped after completion. When all the pages are stamped by attending all classes, students will receive a special commemorative pin.

STEM Summer Saturdays, sponsored by Weber County Recreation Arts Museum and Parks, will also be a part of the program. Saturday classes are offered on rockets and magnetics and are offered on alternating Saturdays beginning June 16.

The Hill Aerospace Museum is open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission to the museum and participation in the Summer STEM Passport Program is free. For more information, call the museum at 801-825-5817 or visit their website at www.hill.af.mil.