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Grants Awarded - First Grade Education Project Partnership

First Grade Education Project Partnership

block Watermen's Museum

The Watermen’s Museum, in partnership with the CBGN site the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, and Northern Neck Together, will create a First Grade Education Project Partnership to create four distinct products: 1) An age-appropriate, professionally authored and designed activity book (approx. 16 pages 8.5 x 11) for six-year old children (first graders) that highlights the stories of the Watermen and the connection between the health of the Chesapeake Bay/tributaries and seafood harvesting; 2) teacher guidance documents that will maximize the effectiveness of a field-trip to the Watermen’s (WM) and/or Reedville Fishermen’s Museum (RFM). 3) a workshop for museum volunteers and appropriate staff regarding childhood development and how to best present information and educate six year old children, and 4) “exhibit characters”; i.e. “Oscar the Oyster, Mary the Menhaden, and Charlie the Crab”- race neutral “personalities” that will be developed with the purpose of maximizing the capacity of existing exhibits in both the WM and the RFM to better engage a target audience of young children.

Amount Funded: $10,500.00

Start Date: 08/25/2006

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