The U.S. Navy Seabee Museum offers a variety of education and public programs to engage visitors with the Navy’s rich history of the Seabees, Civil Engineer Corps, and naval shore establishment.
The museum's Education Department uses cutting-edge technology and best practices in educational learning theory to captivate imaginations and build 21st century skills. At the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, a focus on creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, and collaboration is the foundation of our education program. The Education Department supports the museum’s mission, exhibits, and operations in several key ways:
- Education Programs – The Education Department has primary responsibility for the interpretation of the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibits. The team creates educational curriculum for K – 12 students and professional development opportunities for educators and active-duty members of the Navy.
- Public Programs - The Education Department has primary responsibility for creating and implementing public programs. This includes creating a speaker’s bureau, offering family programming, and opening our doors to the public as a community resource.
- Outreach - The Education Department is responsible for social media postings related to education and adding standards-based educational content to the website. The Education Department recruits and screens prospective volunteers who have the skills to help support the goals of the Museum.
Captivate, Build, and Educate
In October 2017 the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum (USNSM) was named a "STEM Champion" by the Ventura County STEM (VC STEM) Network. The VC STEM Network serves as a leadership hub for regional STEM educators (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). USNSM was recognized for its STEM Center, which is a hands-on activity space relating STEM principles to work performed by the Seabees. The VC STEM Network honored a wide array of organizations ranging from schools (elementary, middle, and high schools), libraries, educators, and the three Navy Warfare Centers; however the USNSM was the only museum in Ventura County honored as a "STEM Champion."
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