As part of their maritime curriculum on boat design and navigation, the 5th Grade went on a field trip to the Naval Station, Newport, RI. Students had the opportunity to tour the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter, Willow. With its state-of-the-art navigation, Willow is one of the most advanced cutters in the Coast Guard fleet today.
They also visited Surface Warfare Officers School (SWOS) where they went into a simulator and experienced what it is like to navigate a ship.
Finally, they had a picnic lunch with many of the sailors who are stationed at Naval Station Newport.