The Battleship is in the midst of a major expansion program to provide educational resources focusing on science, math, and technology programming for school groups and “badge” support for scouts. The Battleship recently partnered with Time Warner Cable in the Connect A Million Minds Initiative in an effort to enhance enthusiasm for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education.
Please contact us if you would like further information regarding our educational programming opportunities or to schedule a field trip.
Ship Speak – An Introduction to Shipboard Communications
Led by museum staff, students receive an interactive introduction to the world of naval communications during World War II. But first, they need to learn how to come aboard ship like a real sailors – saluting the American flag and requesting permission to come aboard. Next they are taken down into the Marine Compartment where activity stations focusing on communication await exploration. Students may try spelling with semaphore flags, use Morse code keys, develop a secret code, type on vintage manual typewriters, use vintage dial telephones, talk on a sound-powered telephone, and even try on sailor uniforms and battle helmets. Sound like fun? It is!
- Program is design for grades K-6.
- Offered Monday through Friday, 9am to 3pm.
- Limited to groups of 29 or fewer. Groups larger than 29 students may schedule two consecutive programs.
- Fee of $50.00 per program.
- Program lasts approximately 45 minutes.
To reserve or inquire about a program call Kim Sincox, Museum Services Director, 910-399-9113 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.