Science on the 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan

with Dr. Lisa Gilbert- Associate Professor at the Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program

This professional development workshop will introduce middle school teachers to a new science unit inspired by the 38th Voyage of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan.  The six lessons in the unit merge history with science to encourage an enduring interdisciplinary connection between modern marine science and the experience of the nineteenth-century whaler.  Each lesson includes a reading or activity that reflects one or more historic observations mariners conducted at sea. While these observations may not have been originally performed with scientific intent, students will learn the value of historical perspective on modern research.

Each lesson is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and can be used as stand-alone material or in sequence, adaptable to any middle school science course. All of the lessons are free and linked to articles on Mystic Seaport’s 38th Voyage website and additional resources.

Read more about Dr. Lisa Gilbert and the 38th Voyage here.


Wednesday, October 05, 2016
4-6 pm
Mystic Seaport, please reserve spot for more info

Pizza and beverages will be provided for participants so please RSVP to Krystal Rose to find out the location and more details. Contact info below.

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Please contact Krystal Rose:, 860.572.0711 ext. 5025.