2016 NAS Oceana Air ShowNaval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia hosts its annual Air Show in September of each year, drawing more than 280,000 visitors from 25 states and 12 countries over a three day event that is recognized as the Navy’s largest open house in North America. This year, the NAS Oceana Air Show has forged a ground-breaking partnership with the Virginia Beach City Public School System (VBCPS) to create a one-of-a-kind “Outdoor STEM Laboratory” on an unprecedented scale. Recognizing the need to highlight career fields in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to America’s youth, the leadership of NAS Oceana and VBCPS have committed to creating this Outdoor STEM Laboratory for every 5th grade student in Virginia Beach during the Friday, 09 September practice air show on board NAS Oceana. The entire 5th grade class – totaling more than 6,500 students – will attend the Friday air show for a full immersion in STEM displays, flying performances, ground static displays and a performance by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team. Our goal is to provide each student at least three meaningful STEM interactions via more than 100 “access points” positioned on the flight line within four STEM zones. These displays will seek to educate and inspire our students to consider STEM fields of study with hands-on experiences in physics, robotics, 3D printing and much more. The students will then all be treated to a performance by America’s premier Flight Demonstration team, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
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