Homeschooling 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 chaperone
8 to 13 year olds: 10 students, one chaperone
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.
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?
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.