Homeschool Programs

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.

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 parent or caregiver
8 to 13 year olds: 10 students, one parent or caregiver

Spring 2017 Programs

The Spring 2017 series is offered on Tuesdays, March 21, April 18, May 16 or on Wednesdays, March 22, April 19, May 17.

Tuesday sessions are sold out! Please register for Wednesday sessions or call 860.572.5322 ext. 1 to be placed on waiting list .

March 21 or 22 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Connecticut Unsung Heroes – Connecticut was, and still is, a state full of inventive and clever people. We will find out why certain towns developed the way they did, what role geography has in a town’s claim to fame and how Connecticut inventions and people contributed to the growth and strength of the state and our country

April 18 or 19, 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Explorers and Navigators – Discover where the Great Explorers traveled to and why, use the tools that every ship navigator knew how to use, including using a leadline, running with a chip log as well, as deciphering the secret symbols of a sea chart.

May 16 or 17, 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Whaleship Community Life – What was it like on a whaleship? What were the people like? Was the food tasty? Where did the ship go? What sorts of jobs were there onboard? What job was the most important?

Fall 2017 Programs

The Fall 2017 series is offered on Tuesdays, September 19, October 17 and November 21 or on Wednesdays, September 20, October 18, and November 22.

September 19 or 20, 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Life in a Seaport Town – Explore how each family and business worked together to get a ship ready to go to sea.

October 17 or 18 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Apprenticeships – Get your hands dirty while you work in 3 different shoreside industries and learn about job opportunities for young people long ago.

November 21 or 22 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Sailors’ Skills – How nimble are you? What tasks would you be able to do if you worked on a large sailing ship 150 years ago?

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.