All right all you educators out there. Now it’s your turn to take a quiz (with a little blogger help!).
Q. What special event is happening at Mystic Seaport this weekend (April 4 and 5)?
A. Educators’ Weekend. This year’s event will celebrate the International Year of Astronomy.
Q. Who is invited?
A. Teachers, school administrators, support staff and their families (but of course, the general public, too!).
Q. How much will it cost Educators?
A. Show your school or union ID card or a copy of school letterhead at the Museum gate and your admission is FREE! (Up to four people total.)
Q. What does the weekend offer educators?
A. Planned activities will acquaint you with all the Museum has to offer in helping you reach your classroom goals in a fun, outside-the-textbook manner.
Q. Some examples?
A. Attend the amazing Treworgy Planetarium program, “Finding Your Way through the Stars.” Learn more about celestial navigation in the Planetarium lobby’s exhibit. Go on a special compass-guided scavenger hunt in the Museum’s Nautical Instruments Shop. Take a 30-minute sampler tour of the Museum’s science-based guided tours, specially designed for school groups. Try out different shipbuilding tools and do some hands-on rope making. All this an much more… you get the idea!
Bull’s Eye — you passed the quiz!
A $5,000 grant from Target has enabled Mystic Seaport to host Educators’ Weekend for a seventh year. Your assignment is to take advantage of this very special opportunity. For more information and a detailed list of scheduled activities, visit www.mysticseaport.org/ews.