Join us this summer for GulfQuest's Summer Maritime Academies! All rising 1st-6th graders are eligible! Academy activities related to each theme will be taught in the museum's classrooms. The curriculum for each Academy has strong STEM components, mixed in with art, music, and fun! During Academies cadets will also visit and experience GulfQuest exhibits related to the Academy's theme each day, and hear from special guest speakers. Our Academies are led by GulfQuest Educators in a safe and secure learning environment. A snack will be provided daily; campers will need to bring a lunch.
Forget your fidget spinners, because GulfQuest has better ways to keep your mind in motion! During this week of Academy your hands will be busy while you experiment with propulsion and ship design. With other cadets you will explore wind and water currents, and become marine biologist observing how marine life moves through the water column. Step up to the challenge of navigiating our local waters using nautical charts and GPS. Design your verfy own exhibit to be displayed at GulfQuest. This Academy is perfect for the kid who loves action and variety!
Anyone can send a text message, so leave your phones behind! During this exciting Academy GulfQuest cadets will learn some of the unique and quirky ways humans and animals communicate on the Gulf of Mexico! Who needs Snapchat and Instagram when you can send secret messages using Morse code, nautical flags, and echolocation? Cadets will also meet and interview a biologist studying whale sounds in Alaska... through SKYPE! By the end of the week cadets will build and design their very own exhibt to be displayed at GulfQuest. This Academy is perfect for the kid who loves adventure and a challenge!
Calling all kids! Are you looking for adventure and fun this summer? This Academy at GulfQuest is perfect for you! As a cadet, you will meet a local scientist for a once in a lifetime learning experience in our exhibits! You will also take an amazing journey with experienced educators at GulfQuest who will introduce you to the exciting world of boat captains, bar pilots, fishermen, conservationist, and cartographers! Throughout the week you will work with a team of other cadets on your very own engineering project: building your own exhibit to be displayed at GulfQuest! Join us for these and other fun summer activities and projects!
THE REAL MCCOY
The 18th Constitutional Amendment (1919) created work for mariners willing to defy "Prohibition." One "rumrunner," William McCoy, made his reputation by selling untampered alcohol - he refused to cut it with water. Today, the phrase still means "the genuine article."