Homeschool programs are offered the last Friday of every month except for June and July. Classes are geared for First Mates and Quartermasters, Ages 7 – 17, and run 2-3 p.m.. Each class is $7 per child. All programs are subject to NC state taxes, 10% discount for Family membership and above. Registration closes the day prior at 5 p.m.!
January 31: Southern Spies NEW
The Union is counting on you to send troop movements; but if you get caught, you’re dead. The Confederates are cracking down on disloyalty lately. How can my information get into the right hands? Who can I trust?
February 28: Underwater Archaeology NEW
Slip beneath the waves to learn what stories our local waterways hold. From discovery to display, what does it take to preserve and protect our ships and artifacts that have met a watery fate?
March 27: Menhaden Fishermen NEW
Heave to, fisherman! Hope you are all stretched out and ready to SING! Embark on a sightseeing and fishing mission to catch these slippery fish. Learn who made waves in the menhaden community and what your job would have been.
April 24: Water Warriors
Who saves you if you are distressed out in the waters of Cape Fear? Learn about the modern US Coast Guard and the preceding agencies who have kept North Carolinians safe since 1791.
May 29: Hurricane Havoc
Wind and rain crash against your house. What do you do? How do you get information and keep safe? Learn the ins and outs of how hurricanes form and affect our coastal communities.
August 28: Dinos of the Deep
Dive into the world of ancient maritime creatures, complete with lesson on food webs and prey and predators. Finish the lesson with a dissection of a shark.
September 25: Pirates
Sail back to colonial pirate days and discuss our Gentleman Pirate Stede Bonnet and the Battle of the Sandbars. Learn propaganda and markings of pirate flags, then create your very own to fly proudly.
October 30: Colonists vs. Native Americans
Those pesky European settlers have arrived in the Lower Cape Fear. Will they succeed or fail? Students will learn how children entertained themselves in their free time by playing colonial games.
November 20*: Mourning Mothers NEW
From colonial times to the Civil War era, slaves were a key component in Brunswick County life. Travel back in time to view the technological changes in warfare, as well as life on the home front. *Note Date Change