Thursday, May 8, 2008

Nauticus, our very own maritime museum

Nauticus is yet another reason to be thankful that we live and homeschool in Hampton Roads. This is a museum that is actively courting the homeschool community and now is our chance tell the museum curators what we, as a homeschooling community, would love to see from their museum.

Nauticus has formed a Homeschool Advisory Group and is asking us for our input. Let us not waste this opportunity to craft a great homeschooling, science program with Nauticus.
When: Meetings are on Tuesdays from 2-4 pm on the following dates:
May 20
June 17
July 15
August 19
September 16
October 21
November 18
December 16

How: Reservations are required as space is limited. Please RSVP to Jennifer Kodolitsch at: or (757) 664-1044

And yes, bring the kids! They'll have fun with a free workshop style experience. Refreshments and parking are also free.

I love the fact that we can walk to Nauticus and that it is in such a beautiful location. When Ben and Shira were infants, I spent many days sitting on the deck at Nauticus looking at the boats on the Elizabeth river. When they were toddlers we spent hours and hours watching the koi in their great big fish ponds.

Ben and Shira love the foyer of the museum, there's a fun fish tank and a ship's wheel that can keep them entertained for ages. I'm always amused at how it's the incidentals that often make a visit memorable. The foyer and the water table are my kids' favorite parts of the museum. However, Ben is begging me to take them to Nauticus because he wants to see the Seatbots exhibit.

I just watched the video again and I think I want to see the exhibit even more than Ben does.

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