ALAMEDA, CA — January 26, 2016 — Starting February 1, 2016, The USS Hornet Museum (Hornet) will launch a School Bus Transportation Scholarship Program that will offset the transportation costs associated with any Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) field trip to the Hornet for underprivileged Alameda, San Pablo, San Leandro, and Oakland schools. Established in collaboration with the Office of Naval Research & Delta Charter, a total of 15 scholarships will be awarded by the Hornet on an annual basis over the next three years, for up to 50 students per school.
“While the USS Hornet Museum offers outstanding education programs to engage kids and spark their interest in STEM, our location can present transportation challenges for some schools. We are thrilled to provide increased opportunities to bring kids from our local schools to this engineering marvel, especially students who otherwise might not be able to afford transportation costs,” said Charlotte Rodeen-Dickert, USS Hornet STEM Coordinator.
The Bay Area’s famous “floating museum” is located at 707 W. Hornet Avenue, Pier 3, in Alameda, CA. A registered state and national historic landmark, the Hornet is home of the largest collection of Apollo space mission artifacts on the West Coast.
The Hornet’s STEM Programming is based on California Next Generation Science Standards. The goal of each onboard educational program is to use the unique, stimulating environment of the historic aircraft carrier to teach science and history concepts in an interesting, interactive, and enjoyable manner. Each program features a theme-based tour of the ship with hands-on activities.
For more information on Hornet STEM programs, please contact Heidi Schave at (510) 521-8448, ext. 224, or EDU@uss-hornet.org.
About the USS Hornet Museum: The USS Hornet Museum, a popular tourist destination in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to inspiring people of all ages. Through field trips and live-aboard experiences, the USS Hornet, which opened as a museum in 1998, offers educational programs focusing on naval history, science, and space technology. A registered state and national historic landmark and home of the largest collection of Apollo space mission artifacts on the West Coast, the ship is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and permanently berthed at 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3 in Alameda, CA. Regular museum admission is $10 for youths age 7-17 (age 6 and under are free with paying adult); $15 for students with ID, seniors, and military with ID; and $20 for adults. Admission is free for Museum members. Ample free parking is available across from the pier. The USS Hornet is also a unique, unforgettable venue available for corporate events; trade shows and expos; private parties and big band dances; and TV and film productions. For more information, including group tours and event planning, visit: www.uss-hornet.org or call (510) 521-8448.
Victoria Sanchez De Alba
De Alba Communications
USS Hornet Museum
(510) 521-8448 ext. 224