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Hill Aerospace Museum Education Program

The Hill Aerospace Museum offers a robust education program that aims at teaching STEM Education concepts and principles to children K- 12. The program focuses on co-curricular subjects and activities relating directly to the State of Utah’s Science curriculum. Our education staff teaches students the basics of flight, astronomy, weather, motion, gravity, forces of nature, and many others.

Lt. Gen. Marc. C. Reynolds Aerospace Center for Education

The Hill Aerospace Museum and the Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Utah are committed to the legacy of those who have served our country. For that purpose, we have created education programs and activities that reach thousands of students. The museum’s Reynolds Aerospace Center for Education (ACE) brings over 60,000 students to the museum each year. Partnerships with school districts, colleges and universities, are critical piece of the education puzzle.

The mission of the Aerospace Center for Education is to strengthen America’s youth by promoting interest in aerospace science, thereby enabling the United States Air Force and our Nation to continue leading the world in aerospace technology and national defense. STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math is at the forefront of our curriculum. The Museum STEM Education experience will enhance and inspire these students to possibly pursue an aerospace-related field as a career.

The Reynolds Aerospace Center for Education is open all day Tuesdays and Fridays and from 12:00 – 4:00 on Thursdays and offers FREE ADMISSION. School groups, youth groups, and other groups should have an appointment. For appointments or further information on the Reynolds Aerospace Center for Education, please call 801-775-3497 or email education@aerospaceutah.org.

Darrell Gronau — Director of Education

Darrell K. Gronau is a retired United States Air Force Chief Master Sergeant. He retired from Active Duty in Feb 2011. He went on to teach JROTC at Clearfield High School and the Utah Military Academy. From 2016-2018 he served as the Chief Restoration Specialist at the Hill Aerospace Museum. He is currently the Director of Education for the Museum. He continues his volunteer activities throughout the community teaching Catechism and mentoring young people. He also served on the Board of Directors at First Southern Christian School.

He is married to the former Martina Lisa Castillo of Avondale, Arizona. He has four children, Adam Kirk, Mark Anthony, Amarisa Karren and Adrianna Mary. They have two grandchildren, Lilly age and Andy.

Raelyn Embleton — Associate Director of Education

Raelyn Embleton was born and raised in Ogden, Utah. She received her undergraduate degree in Teacher Education from Southern Utah University and her Master’s degree in History from Utah State University. Ms. Embleton began her career at the Hill Aerospace Museum as an Education Intern and became the full-time Associate Director of Education in January 2020. She is employed by the Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Utah.

Raelyn is married to Jake Embleton and they have a beautiful daughter, Samara.