Teachers work hard to give students the best education possible. 

State standards provide focus to education but they aren’t always easy to cover. The STARBASE experience puts STEM in student's hands. Then lets them use it. Engaging activities are standard in every STARBASE program. Fun experiences rooted in science, technology, engineering and mathematics launch student energy and focus on a path toward bright futures.


It’s designed to support your school year.

You work hard to give your students the best education possible. With so many standards to teach, covering each one can be a challenge.

Our program complements your school year with 20-25 hours of intensive, standards based activities focused in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We deliver standards to your students while developing motivation to learn more back at school.


It’s designed to support your students.

You know the unique personalities, needs and challenges of your class.

The sheer volume of students we teach provides us with the awareness, flexibility and experience needed to reach them from square one. Continuous professional development keeps us at the forefront of best practices.


It’s designed to support you.

You teach because you care about students. Even when it’s not easy. STARBASE allows you to work alongside your students. Not in front. This perspective can help refocus a school year and let you see students differently.

Teachers who attend STARBASE often report gaining new insights about the students they teach. Insights that translate to enhanced relationships and achievement back at school.


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STARBASE Profiles

Major General Lee Tafanelli

The relationship between the Kansas National Guard and DoD STARBASE is a remarkable one. We are proud to help DoD STARBASE provide hours of hands-on learning for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders to apply science, technology, engineering and math concepts, or STEM to daily life. More than 200 school districts from 53 counties have participated in the Kansas DoD STARBASE program since 1993. With this amazing youth program, we have reached more than 60,000 students in Kansas.

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What They're Saying

“STARBASE was a great experience this year! The instructors were very kind and had good management. I thought that the students did better this year on the CAD program and robotics because the directions were clearer than in the past. Coronado LOVES STARBASE.” —L. Frank, Teacher, Coronado Elementary (Salina)