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Museum Offers Educational Programming


The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is excited to offer teachers and students in third through fifth grades a time-travel experience that takes them back 400-plus years to discover the importance and history behind sailing vessels.

They will explore the important roles sailing and maritime activities in different countries; experience through sight and sound how sailors lived and worked on the voyages that these ships would undertake; follow the voyages of several famous maritime explorers; and even find out how maritime life and ships were depicted in artwork from various time periods.

The program is open to all schools and home school groups. The museum’s education modules help teachers fulfill common core requirements with interactive, experiential lessons.

Modules include:

  • Life of a sailor
  • Age of Exploration
  • Asiatic Expeditions
  • Channel Islands
  • Dutch Masters & Drawing Techniques
  • Why Artists Create
  • Whale Art

Each area of focus provides a unique learning experience using different aspects highlighted at the museum. The modules will allow students to explore and travel all over the world and through time, while learning and practicing skills in multiple subjects and having fun along the journey.Students will be challenged with activities incorporating:

  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creative Writing Skills
  • Artistic Endeavors

Docents will work with students in small groups at discovery stations throughout the museum. Each Module is about a 30 minutes in length. School visits can be individualized both for time and content. Teachers are able to select modules that will provide the best enrichment possibilities for students. A teacher packet is available for download detailing the different modules. It also includes a previsit exercise and a take-home quiz as well as information on making the most of a field trip to the Channel Islands Maritime Museum.

Enriching field trips contribute to students’ knowledge about art and culture, help develop their critical thinking skills, increase their historical empathy and contribute to a sustained interest in the arts.

Program Details
  • This program is designed for third- through fifth-grade students.
  • Cost: $3 per student
  • Minimum Number of Students: 10
  • Maximum Number of Students: 48 (can be negotiated)
  • Required 1 Chaperone to every 8 to 10 students
  • Program is available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week
  • Program will run on those three days from 9 am to Noon
  • Payment Timing: Upon arrival or within 10 working days of attending the program
  • Program Length: About 3 hours
Scheduling a Field Trip

To schedule a field trip to the Maritime Museum, call (805) 984-6260. Be prepared with the following information:

  • Your desired date
  • Any alternate dates
  • Grade Level(s)
  • How many classes will be participating
  • School address and phone number
  • Expected # of students and chaperones
  • Lead teacher’s information

For voicemail, leave the following information: Teacher’s name, Best contact number and the best time to call between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday. You will receive a call to confirm the details of your visit. Expect Confirmation by phone and by email.


August 26, 2014

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