Join us for GulfQuest's Summer Maritime Academies! All rising 1st-6th graders are eligible. There are two week-long Academies to choose from, and each day of the Academy will feature a different maritime theme. Academy activities will be taught in our exhibit space, greater downtown Mobile & in the museum's classrooms. The curriculum for our Academy has strong STEM components, complemented by art, Social Sciences, and fun! During Academies cadets will get the chance to explore GulfQuest exhibits related to the Academy's daily theme and hear from special guest speakers. Our Academies are led by credentialed and experienced GulfQuest Educators in a safe and secure learning environment. A snack will be provided daily; campers will need to bring their own lunch.
Barges deliver cargo down rivers, or where the water is too shallow for ships. Because they are hard to control, they sometimes collide with other vessels. Perhaps for this reason, the expression describes an abrupt interruption.