Who We Are
Flying Cloud Institute was founded in 1984 by Jane and Lawrence Burke with David Schwarz as a center for community education specializing in environmental education, energy and land conservation, and the arts. It now offers an array of programs in the arts and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) that serve over 2,000 youth and local educators annually.
What We Do
The mission of Flying Cloud Institute is to inspire young people and educators through dynamic science and art experiences that ignite creativity. Flying Cloud continues to develop new programs and partnerships to advance our education mission.
Volunteers are the heart of Flying Cloud Institute's success. For over 35 years, we have brought in real scientists and artists who inspire youth to see themselves as scientists and artists. Many FCI graduates do become successful scientists and artists and return to volunteer and give back as adults themselves.