A Natural Connection to the Azores (5-10)

A Natural Connection to the Azores (5-10)

The observations whaling captains made during their voyages provides historical insight into the marine species they encountered. This program will combine use of these historical documents, mapping skills, natural history and an introduction to ocean currents to create a picture of what whalers saw on their voyages from New Bedford to the Azores.

  • Learning standards will be met, as students:
  • Locate and plot latitude and longitude points on a map of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Study the ocean currents that guided the ships on their voyages
  • Utilize entries from primary source documents
  • Follow a ship to the Azores to learn the location of these islands
  • Examine information about the species seen

 

Science programs are typically 1.5 - 2 hours in length, and are available for up to 30 students at one time. If you wish to bring more than 30 students, please consider the following opportunities:

  1. Up to 30 students participate in a science program, and up to 30 students participate in a history, language arts & culture program at the Museum. The students then rotate, so each student is able to participate in both programs in one visit.

  2. Up to 30 students participate in a science program, and up to 30 students participate in a program at the Ocean Explorium, located within walking distance of the Museum. The students then rotate, so each student is able to participate in both programs in one visit.
  3. Up to 30 students participate in a science program, and up to 30 students participate in a program at the National Park Visitor Center, located within walking distance of the Museum. The students then rotate, so each student is able to participate in both programs in one visit.
  4. Up to 30 students participate in a science program, and up to 30 students participate in a program at the Coalition for Buzzards Bay, located within walking distance of the Museum. The students then rotate, so each student is able to participate in both programs in one visit.

 

Please contact the Education Department to discuss these and other opportunities.

Last Modified: April 3, 2014