Earlier this month, The 5th grade class took a field trip to DOD STARBASE located in Keaʻau. Sponsored by the Office of the
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, the program engages students through an inquiry-based curriculum with its “hands-on, minds-on”; experiential activities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
The mission of DOD STARBASE is to expose our nation’s youth to the technological environments and positive civilian and military role models found on Active, Guard, and Reserve military bases and installations, nurture a winning network of collaborators, and build mutual loyalty within our communities, by providing 25 hours of exemplary hands-on instruction and activities that meet or exceed the National Standards.
The 5th graderes fully enjoyed the experience. Thank you to our chaperones and parents who drove them every day of the week. You are all greatly appreciated!