The Mariner's Museum in Newport News is has some fun activities planned for homeschoolers this summer.
For Preschool through rising 2nd Graders
During this 45-minute program, your child will be immersed in stories of the sea. Topics will include lighthouses, mermaids, shipwrecks, and sea critters! Afterwards, educators will help the children create a simple craft that illustrates the lesson or information learned during the story. Parents must remain with their child for the duration of the session. Pre-registration is not required.
When: Tuesdays, June 15, 22, and 28 at 11 a.m.
Cost: $3 per child
To Register: Call Melissa Flaherty at (757) 591-7744
“I Spy” Photographic Adventure,
Friday, July 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Learn to artistically interpret the world as you see it, with just a camera and your little eye! Experts will introduce families to the basics of photography. Interactive activities, held in the Stationary Voyages gallery, will prepare you to take photographs of your own. With your new skills, capture the beauty around you while cruising the galleries, hiking the Noland Trail, and paddling boats on Lake Maury with your family.
No experience required. Cameras & paddle boat tickets will be provided. Appropriate for ages 5 and older. Pre-registration is required by Friday, July 18.
“Chemistry, Conservation, & Civil War Ironclads,”
Friday, August 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Then, Join conservators from The Mariners’ Museum as they introduce students to the chemistry of conservation. Using examples from The USS Monitor, families will learn how chemistry is used to conserve metal and organic objects found in a marine archaeological environment. Hands-on experiments that utilize the scientific method, as well as a behind-the-scenes tour of the wet and dry labs of the Batten Conservation Facility and The USS Monitor Center, will provide your students with examples of real-life chemistry applications. Appropriate for ages 13 and older. Pre-registration is required by Friday, June 20.
Cost: $60 per family for Museum Members and $75 per family for non-members (Six-person per family limit please)
To Register: Please fill out the registration form
Questions? Call Armalita Holley at (757) 591-7743
Among our new line of engaging programs is an in-depth seminar designed especially for college-bound students. This seminar will introduce and acclimate high school homeschool students to college-level historical research, primary and secondary source analysis, discussions, argumentative, scholarly writing, and presenting. During this 7-month program, students will conduct extensive historical research based primarily in one of our most renowned exhibits, The Crabtree Collection of Miniature Ships or the USS Monitor Center, and complete a capstone project.
Details, including session dates and the application process, can be found on our website.
A FREE Q&A session will be held on Saturday, July 19 from 11 am.-12 p.m. here at The Mariners’ Museum. We will be highlighting this seminar in more detail and answering any questions families may have regarding the program. Discount coupons will also be handed out to interested students. Pre-registration is required to attend this event. Please call Armalita Holley at (757) 591-7743 by Thursday, July 17 to pre-register.
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