Distance Learning Programs: May 5-8, 2020

This public programming is offered as part of Mystic Seaport Museum's efforts to share quality educational content during this time of social distancing.  Please note that if you enjoy our programming, we are happy to book private sessions with classrooms, libraries, and senior centers. Check this page and contact sarah.cahill@mysticseaport.org for more information on private bookings.


Date:  Tuesday, 5/2/2020 7:46:29 AM, 9:30:00 AM ET
Program Title:  Animals in Sea History - Session 1 - Sailors & Seabirds with Rich King
Age Recommendation:  All Ages!
Program Description:  Author-illustrator Rich King begins a pilot video series titled  "Animals in Sea History." For this first episode, Rich introduces the writing and illustrating of his column in Sea History magazine by explaining the research and drawing process as he tells the story of one special seabird and its connections to sailors at sea. This series, with episodes about 15-20 mins each, are meant for the young and young at heart! If you like, be ready with some paper, pencil, and colors to draw along, and we encourage questions and sharing via the chat!

Register Here:    https://forms.gle/df727daAG1vcZp8F7


Date:  Wednesday, 5/2/2020 8:22:45 AM, 3:00:00 PM ET
Program Title:  GERDA III & Henny Sinding:  Acts of Resistance During the Holocaust
Age Recommendation:  Middle School - Adult
Program Description: Mystic Seaport volunteer and researcher Howard Veisz will speak about Gerda III, a wooden work boat built in 1926 to re-supply offshore lighthouses along the Danish coast. During the Nazi occupation of Denmark during World War II, she took on another cargo: clandestine groups of Jewish refugees that she transported to freedom. Howard will discuss in-depth her profound impact upon the fate of so many Jewish people who escaped the terror of the Gestapo because of her heroic actions.

By an act of the Danish Parliament, the Gerda III was donated to the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. The vessel was restored to her wartime appearance, complete with neutral flags, by the J. Ring Andersen yard in Denmark. Mystic Seaport Museum is proud to help care for the boat and exhibit her in the United States.

Register Here:    https://forms.gle/NEoipHawSHLEpG1H8


Date:  Thursday, 5/2/2020 8:48:18 AM, 3:00:00 PM ET
Program Title:  What's New in the Sky this Week
Age Recommendation:  All Ages
Program Description:  Join us to explore the spring night sky! This program changes weekly.  We will share information about the moon, visible planets, and the constellations that are visible this time of year - where they are and how to find them in the sky. By the end of our program, you'll have everything you need for some backyard stargazing! Planet profile for the week will be Jupiter! Tune in to find out the constellation of the week... 

Register Here:    https://forms.gle/HfJeTzRfddHLYPk18


Date:  Friday, 5/2/2020 8:57:06 AM, 2:00:00 PM ET
Program Title:  Introduction to Charts & Basic Navigation
Age Recommendation:  Middle School through Adult
Program Description:  Join our Yachts on Exhibit Operations Coordinator, Nicholas Alley, to learn the fundamentals of finding your location using maritime charts and traditional tools. We will cover different types of charts, plotting tools, and how to use a compass and landmarks to guide your way. This is Part 3 of the series. Previous session will be featured soon on Mystic Seaport Museum's Digital Museum page.

Register Here:    https://forms.gle/vzeYwqf9U65LSw4P9 



Saturday, May 09, 2020 - Saturday, May 09, 2020
Times vary, please check individual event.
Please register for Zoom link and passcode.

Please be sure to take just a moment to register for each program you would like to attend. Only one registration per household per program is needed. After registration, you will receive an email from "Mystic Seaport Education" that will contain the link to the program and the passcode needed to enter the Zoom Room. Please note all Zoom programs are limited to the first 100 participants.

If you have any trouble, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at krystal.rose@mysticseaport.org 

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