Our Museum education team designs and delivers engaging student programs to enhance and supplement classroom instruction. Whether students participate in a program at the Museum, have a Museum educator come to their classroom, or engage via interactive video conferencing, they benefit from hands-on, cross-curricular educational experiences that bring history, science, and language arts to life. Our student programs are not just a day off of school—they complement classroom lessons and help improve learning outcomes for students.
We hope that throughout their time in school, students continue to see The Mariners’ Museum and Park as a key piece of their education with multiple experiences at the Museum, in a variety of lessons, inspiring a love of learning, and pride in their education. Students, like the fifth grader above, receive firsthand exposure to unique subjects like water quality testing, underwater robotics, navigational instruments, and primary resources. We want our education programs to be the best-in-class and serve as a model for other institutions. Today, more than ever, we are committed to being a place that inspires curiosity and fuels the passions of our youngest visitors.
We connect people to the world’s waters because through the waters through our shared maritime heritage—we are connected to one another. Our students, no matter their race, gender, or socioeconomic background, are able to find their own connection to the water and to their classmates, allowing them to gain a sense of identity and pride for their community and a lifelong passion for learning. The support of our community enables us to provide these meaningful opportunities to students. We hope you will join us on this mission, allow us to keep up our momentum, and enable us to reach even more students.
Howard H. Hoege III
President and Chief Executive Officer