THE INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
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INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM CELEBRATES
February 25, 2011 (New York, NY) – In honor of Women’s History Month in March, The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is launching a 31-day celebration entitled “Salute To Women” in honor of women who have served our nation – both in military uniform and out – with a series of events designed to honor, educate and inspire the next generation of female leaders.
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH WITH “SALUTE TO WOMEN” EVENTS
31 days marking Women’s Contributions to Our World and
Inspiring a New Generation of Female Leaders
“Our dual goal for the Salute to Women celebration is to inspire the next generation of young women to careers as industry leaders, by honoring our female role models who have broken through the glass ceilings placed in their paths,” said Susan Marenoff, President of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. “We further seek to enhance Intrepid’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program, directing funds toward those programs that provide the important tools to carry out the inspiration.”
Despite the fact that not a single woman ever served aboard Intrepid during its active duty, Intrepid is serving as the focal point for Women’s History Month events in March, including a series of themed weeks: Kickoff Week (March 1-5); Arts Week (March 6-12); Health and Fitness Week (March 13-19); Con Ed Science and Engineering Week (March 20-26); Business Week (March 27-31).
Key events throughout the month of events include:
Other partners for the month include Coca-Cola, Chartis, Girls Inc., Navy Office of Diversity, Novartis.
- “Inspiration & Industry: American Women on the Home Front,” a new exhibition of WWI and WWII-era posters that showcases women’s roles in wartime efforts;
- A first-ever Intrepid “Youth Leadership Conference” celebrating dynamic and successful women in the S.T.E.M. (Science Technology Engineering and Math) professions;
- “Girls in Science & Engineering Day,” including demonstrations and activities about marine science and the Hudson River, and hands-on activities led by the New York City Center for Space Science Education, Rutgers School of Engineering and NYIT (New York Institute of Technology). Kids will be able to build their own bird to understand the science of flight and a boat to understand the science of flotation. A special exhibit called “Space Goggles” will let kids experience what it’s like to see like an astronaut floating in space.
- Women’s Health & Fitness Day sponsored by The Greater NYC Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure
- March 13 – Including interactive fitness demonstrations, activities and educational programs highlighting the importance of living a healthy lifestyle from some of New York’s top fitness and health experts. Programming will include yoga and fitness classes, a blood drive, health screenings, and health and fitness companies with give-a-ways and incentives.
- Book readings:
- March 6 – “Soar, Elinor” author Tami Lewis Brown tells the story of aviation pioneer and New Yorker Elinor Smith who earned her pilot's license in 1928 at age 16--the youngest person in history. Elinor flew under all four bridges spanning Manhattan's East River in her Waco-10 biplane as a teenager--a record that still stands.
- March 12 – “Custard and Mustard” author Maureen Sullivan and illustrator Alison Josephs will lead readings and discuss their work, which focuses on New York City, its amusing characters and unique energy.
- “All Hands on Deck” Education Demonstrations explore multiple topics on women role models, including:
- Women in Sports: Learn about the All American Girls Professional Baseball League that played during World War II and design a baseball uniform;
- Women in Science: Marine biologists explore what is living in the Hudson River below the Intrepid Museum hull;
- Women in Business: Learn how women took to the US workforce during World War II and supported the military effort. Kids can create and decorate their own plane.
- • “Financial Boot Camp” with CBSMoneyWatch.com’s Jill Schlesinger
- March 29 - Get your financial life in order, once and for all with 20-year veteran trader and investment advisor. Hear real-life solutions to money issues, including retirement, investments and education funding.
Updated details about these and more events can be found at www.intrepidmuseum.com.
Intrepid is also promoting its events on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
About the Museum
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum complex includes the 900-foot-long aircraft carrier ‘Intrepid’ with seven full decks and four theme halls; the guided missile submarine Growler; and an extensive collection of over 30 aircraft including the A-12 Blackbird, the fastest plane in the world, and the British Airways Concorde, the fastest commercial aircraft in the world. Guests can experience areas of the ship including the Flight Deck, Hangar Deck, fo’c’sle (commonly known as the anchor chain room), new multimedia presentations and exhibit collections, interactive educational stations and a state-of-the-art public pier.
Guests to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum also can experience the 12,240 square-foot interactive Exploreum – which contains a variety of hands-on exhibits – that teaches guests about the different properties of the sea, air, space and living at sea as each relates to the ship Intrepid. In the Exploreum, guests can experience a flight simulator, transmit messages using Morse code, sit on the bunk of a crewmember, learn how the Intrepid turned salt water into fresh water and perform various tasks while wearing space gloves.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is proudly supported by Bank of America.