Money to help with marketing, enhance exhibits

Published: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 04:49 PM.

The individual or firm would survey and make presentations to audiences, potential visitors, and potential donating organizations that would benefit from the exhibits and the expansion.

The target audiences would be in Craven, Carteret and Pamlico counties, including schools, community colleges and community organizations.

In addition, presentations to tourist and development authorities, defense contractors, military personnel and other tourist attraction facilities would help build mutually beneficial relationships, Miller said.

"While some local schools visit the facility, the intent is to connect the exhibits to the standard course of study objectives, most especially for fourth- and eighth-graders who concentrate on North Carolina as a standard course of study and emphasize the (science, technology, engineering and math) skills for careers in aviation," she said.

Miller said she expects visitor counts to double as the outreach project is completed.

Part of the grant request was to give a more interactive feel to the exhibits.

"Hands on exhibits would necessarily increase the traffic tremendously," Miller said. "Anything that gives them a tactile connection to the exhibits would benefit us."



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