First-Ever Navy STEM Virtual Field Trip brought in partnership with America’s Navy

We are a few days away from the first-ever Navy STEM Virtual Field Trip. Tune-in Thursday, September 7 at 1 PM ET as we take flight to one of the greatest aircraft carriers ever built – the USS Nimitz – to give your students a once-in-a-lifetime look at Navy STEM in action!

Use this Virtual Field Trip to introduce your students to the wide range of skills and careers in the U.S. Navy. The Navy and its contractors who design and build aircraft carriers will continue to need STEM professionals to maintain and further advance the state of the art technology that powers these “floating cities.” Help your students imagine their future in STEM, as we explore a variety of naval careers and the exciting technologies used to enhance the safety and operations of the aircraft carrier.

Before coming aboard, use the standards-aligned Educator Companion Guide to see what students already know about aircraft careers. Did you know aircraft carriers only use 300 feet of airstrip for takeoff? We’ll go behind the scenes to see how they can accomplish what planes typically need 3,000 feet to do!

During the field trip, students will meet Sailors who employ STEM skills to launch and recover aircraft on the open seas. The activity will invite students to match their skills, interests, and experiences to the Navy STEM careers being introduced.

Then, after the field trip, our Educator Companion Guide offers four different activities to connect and extend the learning into your classroom. Students can further explore the innovative design of aircraft carriers, investigate careers, examine the advancements of onboard technologies, or generate solutions to unexpected challenges experienced on an aircraft carrier.

We hope that you join us for this high-speed learning adventure and we encourage you to take advantage of the free Educator Companion Guide to enhance your students viewing experience.

See you Thursday, Sept. 7 at 1 PM ET!

Cannot make it to our live event? Or do you have multiple sections of classes that cannot participate all at the same time? Don’t worry! We will archive the virtual field trip right after it airs to allow for easy on-demand viewing. 

Check out this sneak peek below.


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