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The Mariners’ Museum provides homeschooler students with the opportunity to delve into maritime history and science and to recognize the sea’s impact on their world and on their individual lives.

Pre-registration is required for all homeschool programs. The Mariners’ Museum reserves the right to cancel or change scheduled programs.

 

Exploring the Seas Homeschool Day with the Polynesian Voyaging Society

Friday, April 29, 2016

9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

The Mariners’ Museum is excited to bring the homeschool community a day of maritime exploration and excitement! Join us for classes filled with hands-on activities as we explore the ways in which Polynesians navigated the seas. Discover what it takes to navigate using the stars, learn how the Polynesians and Native Americans interacted with their waterways, investigate the effects of climate change on our oceans, and much more!

PRICES

Student $22.95
Adult $18.95
Member Student $14.00
Member Adult $5.00

PreK-2nd Grade

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Have you ever wondered about life on board a Polynesian voyaging vessel? Learn from the Polynesian Voyaging Society as they blend past and present sailing traditions and techniques.

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Riding in a Log Canoe: Before the English reached the shores of Virginia, our area was inhabited by a thriving culture of Native Americans. Students will explore the world of the Powhatans and examine their methods of travel, trade, hunting, and fishing, as well as learn about the daily lives of men, women, and children in Powhatan society, including Pocahontas.

3rd-5th Grade

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Come explore a time when cartographers were still mapping the world and mariners were discovering new landmasses. Students will learn about the expeditions of both the Europeans and Polynesians during the Age of Exploration.

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Navigating by the night sky has been a tradition passed down through many generations. Students will learn what it takes to become a celestial navigator.

6th-12th Grade

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Navigating by the night sky has been a tradition passed down through many generations. Students will learn what it takes to become a celestial navigator.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Although Hampton Roads and the Pacific islands are in vastly different areas of the world, we share a common way of life; living in a coastal community. Both also face the growing issue of climate change. Join us for a demonstration-based program where students will learn about the effects of a changing climate.

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For questions regarding Homeschool Programs please contact:

Education Department
(757) 591-7745
HomeschoolPrograms@MarinersMuseum.org