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Sunday, September 1, 2019 to Tuesday, August 31, 2021
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Project Descriptions
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Public Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs, Library Programs, Informal/Formal Connections, K-12 Programs
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Families | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals
Art, music, and theater | History/policy/law | Life science
Whaling Museum & Education Center

The Whaling Museum & Education Center will expand its educational programming to benefit underserved and high-risk students in grades 2 to 5, as well as their teachers and families. The museum will develop, implement, market, and evaluate core components of its programming to reach nearly 3,000 students and 50 teachers. Museum educators will present hands-on activities in nearby schools, using real and replica artifacts and other learning materials. They will also deliver workshops for teachers at the museum to help them incorporate primary resources from the museum's collection into their curricula. A family day event will showcase what students learned from the in-class visit through displays of art projects and science posters. Other project activities will include free afterschool library programs exploring STEAM and history topics and an increase in the number of scholarships to the museum's summer camp program.

Funding Program: 
Inspire! Grants for Small Museums
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Team Members

Brenna McCormick-ThompsonBrenna McCormick-ThompsonPrincipal Investigator

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