Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Puget Sound Navy Museum Foundation

  • Bremerton, WA
  • http://www.pugetsoundnavymuseum.org/

Mission Statement

The Puget Sound Navy Museum collects, preserves, and interprets
the naval heritage of the Pacific Northwest from 1840 to the present
for the benefit of the U.S. Navy and the people of the United States.

Main Programs

  1. Set SAIL Fridays
  2. NAVY STEM DAYS
  3. Research Center

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Service Areas

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National

specializing in Puget Sound area in Washington State
and other US States visiting our area

ruling year

1989

President

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George Bieda

Keywords

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Navy, Museum, History, Education, Govt, Culture, Research

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EIN

91-1445011

 Number

6483123909

Physical Address

251 First Street

Bremerton, WA 98337

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Set SAIL Fridays

Set SAIL (Science, Art, and Interactive Learning) is PSNM’s most popular family program. Designed for pre-K through elementary visitors, Set SAIL introduces kids and their families to many topics related to the museum’s exhibits. In addition to the featured activity, Set SAIL regularly includes a selection of water activities, face painting, construction activities, button making, and more!

July 8 LIGHT Spectroscopes & Lasers
July 15 ROBOTICS Mechanical Arms
July 22 CIRCUITRY Snap Circuits
July 29 ROBOTICS Robo Arm Rovers
Aug. 5 3-D DESIGN 3-D Pens
Aug. 19 PROPULSION Magnetic Sailers
Aug. 26 ROBOTICS Dash & Dot
Sept. 2 SIMPLE MACHINES LEGO & K’nex

* Weekly featured activity subject to change without notice.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Adults

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Program 2

NAVY STEM DAYS

Navy STEM Days is designed to provide as many students from around Kitsap County as possible with an immersive day of engaging STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities. Each activity provides students with an experience beyond the classroom setting; testing ROVs, exploring the night sky, or building and programming robots! All programming is aligned to the newly implemented Common Core Curriculum and Next Generation Science Standards and led by professional scientists, engineers, and educators.

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Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Adults

Budget

Program 3

Research Center

The Frank & Louise Reh Research Center (FLRRC) collection includes books, technical manuals, periodicals, newsletters, and dvds. Material in this collection supports interpretive exhibits and programs, artifact collections, and research initiatives and is beneficial to PSNM staff, Navy personnel, and the general public.

Although the FLRRC is non-circulating, it is open to researchers and the general public by appointment with the museum’s curator. Call (360) 627-2270 or email to make a research appointment.

Category

Social Science Research

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

Charting Impact

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Programs with strong focus on positive engagement and active participation through hands-on exhibit modules and educational programming space.

    Specifically, entry points to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) concepts that will include a range of low and high-tech interactives

    To align with current and inclusive learning theory, interactive content that will invite participation through both open-end prompts, and goal-based challenges.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Applications for grants from US Corporations and other foundations
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Not available.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    As a cooperative effort among all museum specialties progress will be measured through surveys, matrices, and data collection-depending. Led by the education department, front end evaluation via visitor surveys will be used to measure the efficacy of design iterations. The progress of curation, design, fabrication, and installation will be tracked by a project management matrix through the exhibits department. Finally, performance data will be collected and tracked by the operations department, with breakout data from both education and volunteer/special events coordination.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    STEM Program is active now
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

specializing in Puget Sound area in Washington State
and other US States visiting our area

Funding Needs

Integrated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Learning Program The United States Naval Undersea Museum collects, preserves, and interprets naval heritage and operations for the benefit of the U.S. Navy and the people of the United States. Major themes aligned with this mission include diving, exploration, warfare, research, and recovery. STEM-based content will align with our mission; with a strong focus on positive engagement and active participation through hands-on exhibit modules and educational programming space. Specifically, entry points to STEM concepts will include a range of low and high-tech interactives. To align with current and inclusive learning theory, interactive content will invite participation through both open-end prompts, and goal-based challenges. As a cooperative effort among all museum specialties progress will be measured through surveys, matrices, and data collection-depending. Led by the education department, front end evaluation via visitor surveys will be used to measure the efficacy of design iterations. The progress of curation, design, fabrication, and installation will be tracked by a project management matrix through the exhibits department. Finally, performance data will be collected and tracked by the operations department, with breakout data from both education and volunteer/special events coordination.

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Puget Sound Navy Museum Foundation

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President

George Bieda

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

George Bieda

Puget Sound Navy Museum Foundation

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