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Build your confidence as you practice boat handling and become familiar with the basics of water safety and wind. Learn how to control your boat (using the main sheet and tiller) and fundamental sailing maneuvers (such as tacking and jibing) through classroom and on-the-water instruction. More information.
Mystic Seaport is very proud to offer a series of hands-on learning programs designed to meet the needs of homeschooling families. Classes will be offered from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of March, April and May 2013.
Cost: $30 per child (includes all three class sessions). This program requires family membership. A full non-refundable payment must be made in advance by calling Mystic Seaport Central Reservations at 860.572.5322, prompt #1.
Details: Each program is designed for homeschoolers ages 4-13. Each age group will study the same theme, but the hands-on activities will be age-appropriate and may vary accordingly. Parents with children younger than age four are encouraged to explore the Children's Museum and Playscapes with them while the older children are taking part in the program.
The whaleship Charles W. Morgan is preparing to set sail on her historic 38th Voyage in June of 2014, visiting ports-of-call throughout New England. Connecticut Governor Malloy, the Connecticut General Assembly and the State Department of Education have proclaimed the academic year 2013-2014 as "The Year of the Charles W. Morgan." Program developers across the Museum have been creating special activities and programs to support and enhance this unique event. We invite our homeschool families to be the first to experience some of these new programs and help us fine-tune them!
4- to 7-year-olds: 8 participants, one parent chaperone
8- to 13-year-olds: 10 participants, one parent chaperone
|March 19||Primary Sources Workshops and Whale Anatomy Activity|
|April 16||"Changing Perceptions of Whales" Music Program and Wishes for the Whales Art Project|
|May 21||Charles W. Morgan's First Voyage: A Digital Mapping Project and Evolution of Light Activity|
Cancellations made up to 30 days prior to the start of a series will receive a refund less an administrative fee of 25% of the series cost. Cancellations made 15 to 29 days prior to the start of a series will receive a refund less an administrative fee of 50% of the series cost. No refund will be given if cancelled within 14 days of the series.