Online Learning for Kids with Pearson Airport Explorers Club

The program gives parents a fun, at-home education project for kids grade 3 to 8.




Toronto Pearson Airport is lending parents a hand in keeping kids busy at home, while teaching them all about the airport. The new online learning program — The Pearson Airport Explorer's Club, tackles topics such as how to tell 24-hour time, the special airport codes used by pilots and air traffic controllers, and how bags get from a ticket counter to the belly of the airplane.

The program offers different modules, appropriate for kids in grades 3 to 8. New activities will be posted every week, each focused on a different airport topic.

"Toronto Pearson is a part of the communities it serves, and our commitment to engaging with our neighbours has never been stronger," says Robyn Connelly, Director of Community Relations for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority. "The airport is a fascinating place, and the Pearson Airport Explorers Club is a fun way for kids to learn about Pearson and keep busy while they stay home."

The Pearson Airport Explorer's Club was developed by Pearson's Community Relations team together with MASS LPB as a way to stay connected to the community during these unprecedented times of physical distancing, and to provide students impacted by school closures with fun, educational content about the wonderful world of aviation. Examples of topics kids can learn about include the de-icing of planes, airport firefighters, security dogs and other airports around the world. Children can also ask questions (via email) about airport activities, air travel, or anything they’d like to learn about. Soon, they’ll be able to share their work to be posted on the website and submit questions for expert interviews.

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) operates the Toronto Pearson International Airport. Toronto Pearson served over 50 million passengers in 2019, making it Canada's busiest airport.

You can check out the Airport Explorers Club at www.airportexplorer.club.

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