2013 Homeschooler Science Programs at the Marine Science Consortium

Cade Martin explores inter-tidal adventures at the MSC

 My son has taken part in this wonderful, hands-on science experience  for the last two years and we fully expect to go back. It’s the most fun we’ve ever had on a science field trip. ~ Robin Martin – Editor

These are Science Adventure Programs just for Homeschooling families held at the Marine Science Consortium on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. It’s near the island of Chincoteague and Assateague. It’s a gorgeous area and a fun science-based camp for students and parents/teachers.

 

Marine Science Consortium’s Homeschooler Marine Science Program

Don’t have a laboratory in your basement or an Oceanic Research Vessel in your backyard? Don’t worry, here at the Marine Science Consortium we understand the challenges parents face when they teach science in the home. The Marine Science Consortium is your resource for bridging the gap between marine science curriculum and student understanding. Since 1968 The Marine Science Consortium has educated and inspired thousands of children, youth, and adults about the marine and coastal ecosystems along the Mid-Atlantic Region through place-based, hands-on experiences.  The bays, marshes, beaches, maritime forests, and off-shore waters of Virginia’s Eastern Shore are The Marine Science Consortium’s classroom.  Whether you are an individual interested in learning more about coastal and marine systems or seeking to pursue a career in marine sciences, The Marine Science Consortium offers a wonderful variety of opportunities to meet your educational and/or research goals.

 

 

Registration is Now Open for 2013

Down and dirty explorations are part of the fun!

Register for Homeschooler Marine Science Adventure programs by clicking on the links below.

 

Marine Science Consortium Website – Program Information: http://msconsortium.org/#/homeschool-programs/4570047389

 

Direct link to online program registration form (registration is first come first serve a fills quickly):https://msconsortium.wufoo.com/forms/homeschool-program-registration-form/

 

 

Homeschooler Program Cost

(prices include all instruction, fieldtrips, transportation to fieldtrip sites, materials, meals and lodging)

 

 

Homeschoolers Winter Coastal Ecology (All Ages)

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02/06/13-02/08/13- Homeschoolers Winter Coastal Ecology (All Ages)

Welcome to our winter coastal wonderland! The Eastern Shore in winter is delightfully different from its warm-weather self. Learn about winter constellations and winter tree I.D. Warm yourself by a campfire and listen to stories while you roast marshmallows. Migrating birds abound and snow covered beaches yield a bounty of shells. Come explore the shore during this special time of year. This program is open to all ages but it geared for 8 to 14 year olds. Students are usually divided into teaching groups based on age.

 

 

Homeschoolers Winter Animal Adaptations/Survival (All Ages)

01/28/13-01/30/13-Homeschoolers Winter Animal Adaptations/Survival (All Ages)

02/04/13-02/06/13- Homeschoolers Winter Animal Adaptations/Survival (All Ages)

What happens to animals as it becomes cold outside? Winter is the most stressful time of year for most forms of life. The key hardships are a lack of food and cold temperatures.  However, don’t let a reduction in activity fool you. There’s a lot going on in the woods and in the water! The Winter Animal Adaptations and Survival Program- explains hibernation, migration and adaptation. Learn about how animals, birds and marine organisms all deal with the chill. This program is open to all ages but it geared for 8 to 14 year olds. Students are usually divided into teaching groups based on age.

 

 

Homeschoolers Marine Science Adventure (9 years old and older)

04/11/13-04/13/13- Homeschoolers Marine Science Adventure (9 years old and older)

05/09/13-05/11/12- Homeschoolers Marine Science Adventure (9 years old and older)

09/12/13-09/14/13- Homeschoolers Marine Science Adventure (9 years old and older)

Don’t have a laboratory in your basement or an Oceanic Research Vessel in your backyard? Don’t worry, here at the Marine Science Consortium we understand the challenges parents face when they teach science in the home. The Marine Science Consortium is your resource for bridging the gap between marine science curriculum and student understanding. Our Homeschoolers Workshops are tailored for the budding Marine Biologist in your home. Our workshops provide hands-on observation of marine environments and life forms and time to socialize with other young marine biologist.

 

 

Homeschooler – Summer Coastal Ecology Course (All Ages)

08/19/13-08/22/13- Homeschooler – Summer Coastal Ecology Course (All Ages)

Enjoy a week long coastal exploration of the beautiful coastal islands of the Eastern Shore of Virginia! Homeschool families will throw a trawl net and collect marine creatures on an ocean research vessel, explore marine habitats, kayak through tidal creeks, walk knee deep in marsh mud and enjoy the sun on a barrier island beach. This science based program is full of hands-on learning opportunities. Wild Ponies, Egrets and Horseshoe Crabs all await you! We provide the meals and activities, so your family can focus on new experiences, learning, share stories and laughing together in a relaxed outdoor atmosphere.

 

Homeschoolers Returners Marine Science Adventure (9 years old and older)

10/06/13-10/09/13- Homeschoolers Returners Marine Science Adventure (9 years old and older)

This program is for homeschoolers that have attended one of our previous programs. This program is 3 days long and includes a marsh class, boat trip, beach / dune ecology course, visit to restricted Wallops Island, and waves and tides class.

 

 

09/06/13 – 09/08/13 Homeschool Parent Curriculum Weekend -Project Wet and Project Wild Certification Program

 

 

C. Parker McMullen-Bushman

Special Programs Coordinator

Marine Science Consortium

34001 Mill Dam Rd

Wallops Island, VA 23337

Telephone: 757-824-5636
Fax: 757-824-5638
specialprog@msconsortium.org

www.msconsortium.org

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