Navy teaches Norfolk students about STEM careers

Navy teaches Norfolk students about STEM careers
Naval Station Norfolk to open to public for aircraft carrier tours
NORFOLK, Va (WAVY) – It's hard to light a fire in the water but that's exactly what sailors and teachers tried to do at Naval Station Norfolk.

The Navy hosted 2,500 5th graders from Norfolk Public Schools on Friday. Their goal was to ignite a passion in students for science, technology, engineering and math or, STEM.

Cpt. Brad Rosen, Commanding Officer at Naval Station Norfolk, told WAVY.com, "Virtually every single job in the Navy involves computers and other technologies and we're very excited to show that off to future sailors from Norfolk."

Their tour included the USS George H.W. Bush, USS James E. Williams, a dive tank and an aircraft rescue and firefighting truck.

Fifth grader Will Adams said the hands-on experience was an eye opener. "In a book you can picture it in your head, but when you're in here you can actually see it."

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