Happy New Year!
We finished 2020 on a high note – surviving the worst the year threw at us and even hitting our final fundraising goal! 2021 has started as no less of a rollercoaster than its predecessor, but rather than focusing on what we can’t control, we want to talk about all the positive things we’re doing. Check out our current programs focused on our three core pillars of Education, Veterans, and Community.
Have you seen our educational programming lately? Tiffany is rocking weekly challenge videos with fun, interactive STEAM activities you can do at home using every day things you find around your house.
This week’s experiment discusses how temperature and salinity affect the density of water, and how your student can test that density with a few simple items like water, food coloring, and a playing card!
Intrigued? Join the Facebook group! You can do that here (remember to answer the sign up questions and agree to the rules so we know you’re not a bot).
You can also view the entire playlist of educational videos on our YouTube channel. Lots of great stuff there!
Questions or lesson requests? You can email Tiffany
Our veterans programming is thriving thanks to our Veterans Affairs Manager. We’re busy converting our old ticketing office into a center for veterans’ activities and support. In the meantime, Janice has been busy compiling an exhaustive list of resources for veterans, as well as guidance for how to navigate things like the VA system. You can find those resources here. You can also email Janice.
Online Auction Coming in January
Get ready for some fun! In late January we’ll be holding an online auction full of surprises. We’ve got some great items to bid on, including one-of-a-kind adventure experiences (one with our Chairman of the Board) and personalized tours of some of the ship’s most iconic spaces and unusual areas not generally open to the public.
Gravely Celebration Coming in February
Each February Battleship IOWA Museum honors black history month with the Gravely Awards. This experience, named for pioneering African-American admiral Samuel L. Gravely, Jr., recognizes leaders who exemplify the trailblazing, courageous service of the late vice-admiral. The event features an element for high school students as well as the recognition of the award winner. This year’s celebration will be virtual but just as inspirational!
We’re still working out details for both events. Stay tuned for further announcements as those details become available.
LA Fleet Week
We got the news a few days ago that LA Fleet Week plans to return as a both a live, in-person event (should circumstances permit it) and a virtual experience over Labor Day weekend.
Mark your calendars. These opportunities and more are on the way!
Tours, Tours, And More Tours!
With strict COVID protocols in place, we are open for outdoor-only tours. Lots of amazing things to see over the five decks available.
But that’s not all. Our new virtual tour is up and running on our website, and you can reserve a virtual tour for a group with a personable, knowledgeable guide. (To book one for your school group, email Catherine.) For more information, go to:
If you’d like to support the ship with a donation, click here!