What Teachers Are Saying

“I had pretty high expectations for the program... but I could not have anticipated the high quality of our experience.”
Teacher at STARBASE Minnesota
“DoD STARBASE is a wonderful experience for my students; it provides them the opportunity to learn about STEM in a fun, hands-on environment."
Stacey Brandes
Teacher at STARBASE Vermont - Burlington
“[STARBASE is] a group of people who value and respect a child’s natural curiosity. This program guides children through constructive discovery and inquiry….”
Connie McWorther
Teacher at STARBASE Los Alamitos
DoD STARBASE learning is high interest, hands on engagement led by teachers and staff who have genuine interest in leading science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning, inquiry, understanding, and enjoyment.
Dr. Jada Pitman,
Executive Director Student & Outreach Services, Southwest Independent School District
The DoD STARBASE program provides our teachers the opportunity to observe students engaged in higher-level thinking.
Karen Cooksey,
Principal at Pat Henry Elementary
Our students have attended the program since 2007 and I can attest to the value of the experience via feedback we receive from both teachers and students.
Melissa Gavarrino,
Secondary Supervisor of Science, East Hartford Public Schools
The hands-on activities gave them a new perspective of how science worked.
Hedaayah Abdol, Teacher participating at STARBASE Jackson Barracks,
New Orleans, LA
Concepts come to life because of all of the hands-on experiences.
Ms. Caldwell, Teacher participating at STARBASE Charlotte,
Charlotte, NC
The knowledge of the teachers is an incredible strength! They present difficult science conceptssuch as physics and chemistry in fun and interesting ways.
STARBASE-Atlantis NAS Pensacola,
Pensacola, FL
One day I saw a student sit back in his chair while designing his rocket, and he said, ‘I could do this one day’.
STARBASE One,
Selfridge ANG Base, MI
On STARBASE days, I have 100% attendance which is a miracle for my class!
STARBASE-Atlantis Gulfport,
Gulfport, MS
Everything they have learned has sunk in, and they are using the information daily.
STARBASE North Dakota,
Minot, ND
The experiences this program provided can rarely be duplicated in a public school setting.
STARBASE Arizona,
Tucson, AZ
Integrating the STEM concepts creates a wonderful atmosphere for all learners.
STARBASE Wright-Patt,
Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH