Future Educational Programs

Recognizing that the USS IOWA presents a unique opportunity for supplementing K-12 curriculum, especially in the area of history and with some attention to science and math, a variety of programs will be developed in consultation with the local schools and youth organizations. Programs will offer a range of experiences, which focus on promoting character and leadership development.

Guiding Principles

  • To promote education and lifelong learning
  • To honor naval contributions to American history
  • To engage schools and community
  • To instill partnerships for success
  • To support student achievement

Typical Programs

  • Field trips for K-12 students appropriate to the state curriculum guidelines
  • Weekend and summer camps which build interpersonal skills, character education, responsibility for personal goal-setting, and community service
  • Leadership programs for student government leaders

The needs of at-risk youth are an infused strand throughout the educational programs. All programs reflect the philosophy that scholarship is significant for success. Our goal is to embed that idea in every educational program, ensuring that at-risk youth have equal opportunity to participate in all programs sponsored by the ship.

Opportunities will also exist for adults to participate in volunteer programs, which allow them to serve as guides, docents, and mentors.

The Education and Museum program is the opportunity to present the USS IOWA in a historical context with a distinct focus on a variety of educational experiences which introduce the ship to the general public as well as K-12 students and various youth organizations. Ultimately, the program will include public tours, student field trips, extended leadership development programs, overnight experiences, a land-based museum, and a battleship research library.

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