More than 5,500 Virginia Beach fifth-graders will visit Naval Air Station Oceana of Friday, Sept. 21 to learn at its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Lab Learning Day.
The students will take part in a series of hands-on learning stations, meet STEM leaders throughout the military and Hampton Roads community; and see a special performance by the Navy's elite flight demonstration team, The Blue Angels.
The students will take part in a series of hands-on learning stations, meet STEM leaders throughout the military and Hampton Roads community and see a special performance by the Navy's elite flight demonstration team, The Blue Angels.
This will be just the third time in the school division's history that an entire grade level has participated in a school activity. And, this year marks the air station's 75th anniversary.
As part of the day, students will meet and hear from U.S. Navy pilots, mechanics and support personnel to understand how STEM is part of their work, as well as, tour NAS Oceana aircraft.
This event is made possible through a combined partnership between VBCPS, NAS Oceana and a host of community partners, including, NASA Langley, the Navy Seabees, Tidewater Community College, Virginian Wesleyan University, Dominion Energy, Mad Science of Hampton Roads and Old Dominion University.
"For the past two years, these STEM Lab Learning Days have been a true highlight for our students, staff and volunteers," said Dr. Aaron Spence, Virginia Beach City Public Schools' superintendent. "We are thrilled and thankful to, once again, partner with NAS Oceana to give our fifth-graders this incredible opportunity to see how their work and study in STEM now can translate into real-world careers in the future."
For more information, contact the school division's Department of School Leadership at 757-263-1088.