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Calvert Marine Museum

5 Different Programs Available

Captain John Smith Discovers the Treasures of the Chesapeake
This two-part program may be scheduled sequentially, or independently.

–       Mapping the Bay –Four hundred years ago, in the summer of 1608, Captain John Smith led two expeditions to explore the Chesapeake Bay. Working with excerpts from Smith’s journals and his famous map, participants explore the Chesapeake as Captain Smith saw it. They learn to “read” the clues in the map about the landscape and the Native peoples Smith encountered.Provider: Calvert Marine Museum – Cost $100 –
–       Identifying and Using Natural Resources in the Colonial Era –Using artifacts from the period and John White’s illustrations of Native Americans, students identify natural resources that John Smith discovered on his voyage of discovery in the Chesapeake Bay 400 years ago. John White’s paintings provide a wealth of information about the Native Americans Smith encountered. Participants learn to “read” the clues and draw conclusions about how natural resources helped shape colonial life in early America.Provider: Calvert Marine Museum – Cost $100 –

Clues From the Past: What the Fossils Tell Us
In this science program participants explore how fossils are formed, the different kinds of fossils, and what fossils can tell us about life in the prehistoric past. By hearing from our paleontologist and talking with docents preparing fossils in the preparation lab, participants gain a better understanding of these clues to the past. They will also meet Megalodon, the largest marine predator that ever lived. Using fossilized teeth, bones, and other clues from the past, the participants piece together what the climate was like in the Miocene Epoch and what might have contributed to the extinction of Megalodon. Provider: Calvert Marine Museum – Cost $100 –

The Ecology of a Tidal Marsh
Participants will explore why marshes are ecologically important. They will learn how conditions in the marsh change during low and high tides and how animals living there adapt to these changes.Provider: Calvert Marine Museum – Cost $100

Lighthouses: Form and Function
Lighthouses have been in use for centuries and were built on coasts around the world in different shapes and sizes, depending on the purpose and location. By learning about these styles and their geographic areas, participants develop an understanding of the historical importance of lighthouses for navigation. Provider: Calvert Marine Museum – Cost $100 –