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Home Education School Day of activities for homeschoolers at Calvert Marine Museum

Day of activities for homeschoolers at Calvert Marine Museum

signal flagsCalling all homeschoolers. The Calvert Marine Museum is hosting a Homeschool Day on Wednesday, April 24 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The theme of this spring’s day is Working on the Water. Homeschool participants are invited to explore a wide range of hands-on activities that focus on our maritime heritage. Fee is $4 per person for 5-years and up, including members.

Throughout the day on-going activities include building your own wooden toy boat using real tools; trying your hand at navigating a radio controlled model boat; learning how to use signal flags to send a message; using traditional block and tackle to demonstrate leverage; experimenting with prisms to discover how the lighthouse lens works; learning basic nautical knots.

The following 30-minute programs are repeated throughout the day to ensure everyone has an opportunity to try them all:

At 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. two programs will be offered: “Living in a Lighthouse” invites children to learn from a costumed interpreter what life was like for children who grew up in a lighthouse; “Workboats” helps children learn about how traditional workboats were made, what they were made of, why they were designed a certain way, and then to get on and explore one.

At 10:30, 11:30. and 1:30 there will be two programs: “All About Oysters” allowing children to explore the remarkable life cycle of the bivalve and how it has responded to the pressures of modern harvesting; and “Navigation and Maps” where children can learn how to read a navigational chart, and compare that to historic maps.

For details or reservatons call 410-326-2042 or visit the Calvert Marine Museum website.

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