Homeschool Programs

Fall 2014 Programs: September 16, October 21 and November 18
1:30-3:30 p.m.

EducationHomeschooling families are invited to join us for a series of hands-on learning programs designed specifically 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. Each day will concentrate on one theme:

September 16 — Maritime-inspired artwork
October 21 — Handmade sailors’ gear
November 18 — Astronomy

Families with children younger than four years old are welcome to visit the Children’s Museum and Playscapes while registered children are participating in the program.

4 to 7 year olds: 8 students, one chaperone
8 to 12 year olds: 10 students, one chaperone

Spring 2015 Programs
1:30-3:30 p.m.

March 17: Century Domestic Skills — What kinds of chores and responsibilities did children have 175 years ago? Are the tasks very different from today? Did children ever have fun or was it always work, work, work?

April 21: Whaleship Community Life: What was life like on a whaleship? What were the people like and was the food tasty? Where did the ship go? What sorts of jobs were there? What job was the most important?

May 19: Harvesting the Sea: Oystering, Lobstering and Cod Fishing — How do you catch a cod fish, a lobster and an oyster? Who are the people that make their living catching these creatures? How dangerous is the job? Where do ships and boats go to harvest oysters, lobsters and codfish?

Homeschool Community Sailing

Students build their confidence as they practice boat handling and become familiar with the basics of water safety and wind. Our sailing instructors will teach your children how to control their boat and fundamental sailing maneuvers through classroom and on-the-water instruction. See schedule.