Home School Programs
Attention Home Schoolers! Calvert Marine Museum's Home School Open House will highlight life in the Chesapeake Bay. On-going programs throughout the day, punctuated by scheduled workshops, will give young people age 4-12 fun facts and interactive learning opportunities about the ecology of the marsh, river otters, the many of the aquatic animals that live in the bay, and invasive species and how they impact our environment. We will be giving Touch Tank Talks every hour with a focus on a different animal in our touch tank, including the horseshoe crab, sea star and sea urchin, Diamond-Back terrapin, fiddler crab and whelk.
No pre-registration required. Sign up for sessions upon arrival.
Home School Day Fee: $4 per person ages 5 and up (including members)
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Working on the Water invites homeschool guests to explore a wide range of hands-on activities that focus on our maritime heritage.
On-going activities include building your own wooden toy boat using real tools; trying your hand at navigating a radio controlled model boat; learning how to use signal flags to send a message; using traditional block and tackle to demonstrate leverage; experimenting with prisms to discover how the lighthouse lens works; learning basic nautical knots.
Timed 30-minute programs are repeated throughout the day to ensure everyone has an opportunity to try them all.