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  • Love Your Lake: Learn About Mariners’ Lake

    Friday, July 28, 2023 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

    Bring your family for an exciting day of adventure and learning!

  • Adventures in outdoor bronze: Conserving Leifr Eiriksson’s statue

    • Art
    • Collections
    • Conservation
    • Mariners' Park

    Have you noticed our Conservation crew treating the Leifr Eiriksson statue this summer? Work is now complete, so read along with us as we share how we cleaned and recoated him!

  • We don’t wait around in waders: A look back at the second year of B-WET

    • Educational Enrichment
    • Environmental Conservation
    • Mariners' Park

    Year two of the B-WET grant program has been full of excitement. This year has been an extension of year one, engaging with local Newport News high schoolers, their teachers, and local environmental partners.

  • The Mariners’ MilKids Fest

    Sunday, April 16, 2023 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Join us in celebrating all the things that make military children special, and help us bring awareness to the support and resources they need to thrive as ambassadors and mariners.

  • Empowering teachers for the future

    • Educational Enrichment
    • Environmental Conservation
    • Mariners' Park
    • Science

    Through the Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) program, Museum staff and community partners are working with Newport News High School biology and environmental science teachers to give them the tools and know-how to combat any feelings of hopelessness about the state of the environment in their classrooms.

  • The Mariners’ Park Fall Festival

    Saturday, November 4, 2023 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Kick off The Mariners’ Fall Festival with an action-packed day of fun and adventure!

  • Planting the Seed of Environmental Stewardship

    • Educational Enrichment
    • Environmental Conservation
    • Mariners' Park

    High school students from Newport News Public Schools have been assisting The Mariners' Museum and Park with a Mariners’ Lake restoration project called B-WET. Through this program, students gain valuable watershed knowledge and take an active role in becoming environmental stewards.

  • CANCELED: Wreathing of the Lions

    Saturday, December 3, 2022 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

  • Engaging Youth with Planting and Discovery

    • Educational Enrichment
    • Environmental Conservation
    • Mariners' Park

    The goal of the B-WET program is to have students grow native grasses (Vallisneria americana) in the classroom and plant those grasses in Mariners’ Lake to help sustain the health of the Lake. During the year, students also learn about local Chesapeake Bay environmental issues and solutions, eventually leading to the creation of a hands-on action project to address a problem in our community.

  • Testing the Waters with B-WET

    • Educational Enrichment
    • Environmental Conservation
    • Mariners' Park

    This particular bay watershed education and training grant, known as B-WET, is an environmental program for K-12 students that is focused on hands-on, place-based watershed learning. Our program works with 9th-grade high schoolers in the Newport News Public Schools.

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