1. Expose a diverse mix of youth to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) topics/careers through aviation, robotics and boating/marine ecology.
2. Improve the relationship between youth and first responders including law enforcement, through a variety of community events
3. Work in partnership with the Beaufort County Health Department and the academic community to educate youth about the importance of fitness, diet and nutrition
4. Develop good life-skills
The IBX STEM curricula are designed by military flight instructors/aviation professionals certified by the Federal Aviation Administration, marine instructors certified by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and science educators with doctoral-level credentials. Our curricula improve the students’ competence in science through direct instruction, hands-on activities, and field-based inquiry.
The NC state curriculum advocates the teaching of science in ways that are fun, engaging, and exciting. Hands-on activities, experiments, field trips, and project-based learning appeal strongly to youth. Our middle school program follows the protocols contained within the 6th-8th grade Science, Physical Science and Physics sections as stipulated in the NC Science Essential Standards core objectives. The curriculum is structured to allow for hands-on, inquiry-based exploration of replicable scientific principles, experimentation and technological designs relative to robotics, aviation, and boating.
During all our summer camps, we conduct a comprehensive and interactive segment in which the students engage in discussions about a variety of life-skills topics that cover the following points: