Participating STARBASE classes will be required to complete a Service Learning project in place of a Community Service Project. The Service Learning philosophy speaks to the heart of what STARBASE endeavors to instill in students; what they learn in school has value and should be used to make the world a better place.
The students will decide on a project idea that ties in with lesson content they are exposed to during their STARBASE academy. For instance, while at STARBASE, students study Newton’s First Law of Inertia, lending itself to seatbelt safety. A service learning project from this content could be to research statistics in our community by checking with local police and fire departments and emergency rooms to find out about injuries sustained when not wearing a restraint during a car crash. They can do an informational poster campaign, organize a community education night at their school where they present information to families about automobile safety, or even do a fundraiser to purchase car seats for families in need. The possibilities are endless!