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Summer Programs 2018-06-19T13:31:55+00:00

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* = Includes Lady Michigan Cruise

Mini Maritimer* – #1

Ages: 5 – 6
Cost: $30
Date: June 25th & 26th
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm (2 days)

Explore our amazing Great Lakes and ocean in the Mini Maritimer program! Students will make maritime crafts, play games together, and go on a maritime adventure throughout the Heritage Center exhibits, and explore shipwrecks on the Lady Michigan, glass bottom boat!

Mini Maritimer – #14

Ages: 5 – 6
Cost: $10
Date: July 26th
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm (1 day)

Explore our amazing Great Lakes and ocean in the Mini Maritimer program! Students will make maritime crafts, play games together, and go on a maritime adventure throughout the Heritage Center exhibits.

Ships to Shipwrecks – #2

Ages: 7 – 9
Cost: $25
Date: June 25th & 26th
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm (2 days)

Ever wonder how ships float, move, or how they become shipwrecks? Want to create and sail your own miniature ship and sink it? If yes, then this is the program for you! Learn about shipwrecks in Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and explore how a ship can become a shipwreck.

Coastal Explorers* – #3

Ages: 7 – 9
Cost: $30
Date: June 27th
Time: 10:00am – 3:30pm (1 day)

Learn what it takes to be a sailor on the Great Lakes! Students will “set sail” not only inside the Heritage Center exhibits, aboard the replica schooner, Western Hope of Alpena, but also on our very own, Lady Michigan! They will learn about teamwork and seamanship skills, chart “new lands”, and more!

Exploring Pollinators – #5

Ages: 7 – 11
Cost: $25
Date: July 2nd
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm (1 day)

Bees, birds, and butterflies, oh my! Did you know that most of the plants we like to eat, like strawberries and celery, depend on these animal pollinators? Participants will spend a day exploring the process of pollination and its importance with fun games and creative activities. At the end of the session, family members are invited to join in making native seed balls that you can take home and plant.

Great Lakes Exploration through Art* – #6

Ages: 10 – 12
Cost: $55
Date: July 9th & 10th
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm (2 days)

Explore the Great Lakes through the eyes of artists and marine scientists. During this program, you will board Lady Michigan, observe our Great Lakes, and create art pieces that relate to each of the Great Lakes themed topics. Artwork will be yours to take home!

Great Lakes Exploration through Art* – #12

Ages: 7 – 9
Cost: $55
Date: July 24th & 25th
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm (2 days)

Explore the Great Lakes through the eyes of artists and marine scientists. During this program, you will board Lady Michigan, observe our Great Lakes and create art pieces that relate to each of the Great Lakes themed topics. Artwork will be yours to take home!

Shark Days – #7

Ages: 5 – 6
Cost: $20
Date: July 12th & 13th
Time: 10:00am – Noon (2 days)

Take a bite out of summer break and join our Shark Days program!  The days will be filled with shark-themed activities and crafts. Ever wonder who is tougher: Great White Sharks or Killer Whales? Find out in this camp!

Shark Days – #8

Ages: 7 – 9
Cost: $25
Date: July 12th & 13th
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm (2 days)

Take a bite out of summer break and join our Shark Days program! The days will be filled with shark-themed activities and crafts. Ever wonder who is tougher: Great White Sharks or Killer Whales? Find out in this camp!

Maritime Archaeology* – #9

Ages: 7 – 9
Cost: $30
Date: July 16th & 17th
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm (2 half days)

Become a Junior Maritime Archaeologist! Together, we will learn about maritime archaeology and the shipwrecks in Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.  Includes cruise aboard the glass bottom boat, Lady Michigan!

Maritime Archaeology – #10

Ages: 10-12
Cost: $25
Date: July 18th & 19th
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm (2 days)

Become a Junior Maritime Archaeologist! Together, we will learn about maritime archaeology around the National Marine Sanctuary system.

NOAA Planet Stewards – Visualizing Climate Change – #15

Ages: 10 – 13
Cost: $50
Date: August 1st & 2nd
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm (2 Days)

Join us to explore NOAA’s Science On a Sphere®(SOS).  The SOS is a room sized, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six-foot diameter sphere, analogous to a giant animated globe. Students will explore climate change on the Sphere with four datasets: extreme weather, climate system, ocean acidification, and sea level rise, accompanied by hands-on activities and experiments.

Exploring NOAA’s Science On a Sphere®(SOS) – Get into Your Sanctuary – #16

Ages: 7 – 9
Cost: $25
Date: August 6th & 7th
Time: 9:00am – Noon (2 days)
Limit: 10 spaces available

Join us to explore NOAA’s Science On a Sphere®(SOS).  The SOS is a room sized, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six foot diameter sphere, analogous to a giant animated globe. Students will explore how satellites are used to create profiles of the earth’s systems and the create their own images to display on the Sphere

Exploring NOAA’s Science On a Sphere®(SOS) – Earth, Our Goldilocks Planet! – #17

Ages: 10 – 12
Cost: $25
Date: August 6th & 7th
Time: 1:00am – 4:00pm (2 days)
Limit: 10 spaces available

Join us to explore NOAA’s Science On a Sphere®(SOS).  The SOS is a room sized, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six foot diameter sphere, analogous to a giant animated globe. Students will explore earth’s planetary systems and our search for other “Goldilocks” planets, then create their own planets to display on the Sphere.

Ocean 101 – #19

Ages: 7 – 9
Cost: $25
Date: August 16th & 17th
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm (2 days)

Attention all ocean enthusiasts! Join us for the Ocean 101 program and explore the great depths of our ocean (and what creatures live within). Learn how the ocean and our Great Lakes are connected, and what we can do now to protect them for future generations.

Ships to Shipwrecks – #21

Ages: 7 – 9
Cost: $25
Date: August 20th & 21st
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm (2 days)

Ever wonder how ships float, move, or how they become shipwrecks? Want to create and sail your own miniature ship and sink it? If yes, then this is the program for you! Learn about shipwrecks in Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and explore how a ship can become a shipwreck.

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