The museum is partnering with the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Office of the United States Naval Academy (USNA) on the open house, billed as a hands-on special science teacher training event with activities on topics such as electrochemistry, materials science and fluid mechanics.
According to a museum press release, teachers can attend at no cost, and supplies will be provided, although, advance registration is required by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Heidi Schave, the USS Hornet Museum’s Education Director at (510) 521-8448, ext. 224.
The open house runs from 12 noon to 4pm and will include tours of the spaces used for Hornet’s STEM education programs; museum officials say that spaces and equipment from the forecastle anchor chains to the engine room turbines, as well as the museum’s aircraft collection, illustrate STEM concepts in a historical setting.
The Hornet is located at 707 W. Hornet Avenue, Pier 3, in Alameda.