Annapolis Maritime Museum will present the first in a series of family-oriented programs on Saturday, January 29, geared for parents with children in grades 1 – 6. There will be two sessions, from 10 a.m. – noon and again from 1 – 3 p.m. Each session will have four different stations where families can learn together about the Chesapeake Bay ecology and the special roll played by oysters, horseshoe crabs, and watermen. The program is based on the Museum’s innovative program, “MUDDY FEET” (Maritime Unbounded Damp & Dirty Yucky Fun Environmental Education & Training), which has served more than 1,200 students over the past school year. Kids and parents will team up to learn about horseshoe crabs, explore an oyster reef, step into a waterman’s boots and use a set of hand tongs to “harvest” oyster shells, engage in NOAA’s “Build-a-Buoy” activity, and have fun with crafts like making oyster sock puppets. Admission is $10 for each adult, $5 for each child. Space is limited. Register in advance at www.amaritime.org or call 410-295-0104.
What: Family Day
When: Saturday, January 29, 2011
Time: First session, 10 a.m. – noon
Second session, 1 – 3 p.m.
Admission: $10 per adult / $5 per child
Where: Annapolis Maritime Museum
723 Second Street
Annapolis, MD 21403
Parking: Horn Point Harbor Marina, 105 Easter Ave.
More info: www.amaritime.org