April Vacation

Great Migrations

April 19-22, 2016, 8:30-3:30

Great Migrations is a science and art vacation program at Maritime Gloucester and Art Haven.  The program is four days (Tuesday – Friday) and includes a variety of activities in Maritime Gloucester's classroom, microscope laboratory, wet lab, maritime campus, museum, and Art Haven's studio and gallery.  Students may enroll for a single day or for the entire four days.  The Maritime Gloucester - Art Haven Program is for Grade 1-5.

There is also a Great Migrations drop-in program for PreK-K at Maritime Gloucester that program runs from 9:00AM-10:30AM. 

  • The Grade 1-5 program runs from 8:30AM-3:30PM. 
  • A minimum of 8 students is required to run each program.  A maximum of 15 students will be accepted for each program.
  • You may register students until Wednesday, April 13th.

 

Program Description:  Students will follow the daily themes at Maritime Gloucester and Art Haven as described below.  The program includes in-depth hands-on and outdoor learning in the Maritime Gloucester marine science laboratory and working waterfront along with field excursions to different habitats around Cape Ann.  Indoor aquariums and exhibits at Maritime Gloucester will provide additional opportunities for exploring life and migrating creatures.

 

Goal of the Week at Maritime Gloucester:  Students will explore, identify, and describe what creatures migrate, why creatures migrate, and adaptations of these creatures that allow migrations. 

Daily Themes:

Tuesday – Oceans of the World

  • While all the oceans are connected and represent the greatest and most diverse habitat on earth, the different oceans of the world contain unique features and creatures.  Explore how our oceans are connected and how a diversity of creatures live and migrate to different parts of the ocean.  From the deep and dark abyss to our local rocky tidepools, creatures have adapted to different conditions in the ocean.

Wednesday – Birds of Cape Ann & Beyond

  • Did you know that sea gulls are really just gulls?  A bird-watching (birder) friend told me that before, which led me to investigate why?  Well, one reason is that some gulls migrate away from the sea (ocean), so how can a sea gull be a sea gull on a lake or on a farm?  And – have you ever seen ducks diving in the harbor in the winter and spring?  Then the ducks are gone in the summer, replaced by herons and egrets.  We will explore the harbor to observe different birds and learn how to identify a variety of birds.

Thursday – Whales

  • Whales migrate great distances, and we are lucky to have a productive feeding ground right offshore of Gloucester.  Explore the life of whales from around the world, observe adaptations of whales, and listen to whales communicate.  Did you know that some whales can communicate with each other even when they are 1000s of miles apart?!  Cool adaptation to live in our beautiful oceans.

Friday – Big Fishes & Small Fishes

  • Tuna!  Wow!  Cod! Magnificent!  Eels!  What?!  Many fishes spend the year in Gloucester Harbor, but many more – both big and small – only visit Gloucester and the Gulf of Maine for a short time of the year.  Let’s learn about our resident fishes and our seasonal visitors.  We may even get to collect a few resident fishes and bring them back to the Maritime Gloucester aquarium for detailed observations.

 

  • Apr19

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, through Friday, April 22, 2016

    Registration : Members = $200/week or $55/day Non-Member = $225/week or $60/day

    Audience: Grade 1-5

    Great Migrations is an environmental and art vacation program at Maritime Gloucester and Art Haven.  The program is four days (Tuesday – Friday).  Students may enroll for a single day or for the entire four days.  The first half of the day (8:30-12:00) will be spent on the Maritime Gloucester campus, and the second half of the day (12:00-3:30) will be spent at Art Haven.  

     
  • Apr19

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 9:00 am to 10:30 am, through Friday, April 22, 2016

    Registration : Members = $55/week or $15/day Non-Member = $80/week or $20/day

    Audience: PreK - K (ages 3.5 to 5), parent or guardian must accompany child

    Great Migrations is an environmental and art vacation program at Maritime Gloucester.  The program is four days (Tuesday – Friday).  Students may enroll for a single day or for the entire four days.

    • You may register students for the drop-in Pre-K to K program each day; pre-registration is appreciated.
    • Please register for the program by completing this registration form and emailing the form to Tony Wilbur (twilbur@maritimegloucester.org), while we add online registration to our website (coming soon).  

    • Please email Tony Wilbur (twilbur@maritimegloucester.org) with any questions.