Posted on Jan 23 2013 in Events by admin
Location: 100 Museum Drive, Newport News
Date: Monday, April 22, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $10/person, ages five to adult.
Registration: Pre-registration is required for this program; it is open through April 15. Registration and payment must be received by April 15. For more information, contact Ashley Ruhl at aruhl@MarinersMuseum.org or (757) 591-7745.
Description: This spring, The Mariners’ Museum will focus on our own backyard–the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. As the largest estuary in the country, the Chesapeake Bay has played a vital role in the nation’s history, economy, and environment. In this “watershed” event, homeschoolers and other students will explore the museum from an environmental perspective while participating in scheduled classes and ongoing activities. Students will evaluate the condition of the Chesapeake Bay, experiment with ways the bay can filter water, investigate the affects of marine debris on sea life, and so much more! Students will enjoy a scavenger hunt, crafts, and these interactive programs:
- Chesapeake Bay: An Estuary in Crisis (grades 4 through 12)
- Messages on the Waves: Tides and Currents (grades 5 through 12)
- Bay Critters (kindergarten through grade four)
- The Bay Way (kindergarten through grade three)
More information, visit the museum’s website.
This event is offered in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Home Educators Association of Virginia (HEAV).