Karen Minter to Spearhead Educational Programs at Maritime Park
By Bill Powell
The Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park are happy to announce local retired educator Karen Minter will oversee its educational programs with special attention to programs for younger students. Keep an eye on the Museum's website for scheduled programs.
Karen worked for the Prince Georges County schools for 32 years. She was also involved with the Atlas Program through Harvard, and Brown Universities under the guidance of Dr. Howard Gardner. During this time she was one of the original 8 Pre-Kindergarten teachers in the county. She worked in a public school that had children from 46 different countries and 26 different languages. Karen's experience and personality will be a wonderful asset to the Museum.
Karen and the Museum staff will be holding field trips Tuesday thru Thursday in support of local schools this week at the Maritime Park. The programs are for preschool and pre-k. The activities are built around the story, "The Mouse and The Apple", which deals with patience, farm animals and apples as the theme for a variety of beginning skills.
"I believe in creating a learning situation that makes children smile while learning. Offering multiple types of activities using auditory, visual, and kinesthetic opportunities incorporates the use of music, math, movement, linguistics, independent or cooperative activities gives success to every child." Karen commented. "
As to her plans; "I am working on a several new programs ...sea turtle/land turtle, seahorse, crab/horseshoe crab, and a pre-K/Pre-school program for the beginning of the school year. I am trying to create some handouts for the museum...a book about what you see in the museum, word searches, and scavenger hunts." Karen continued.
Karen and her volunteers will be organizing the activities for kids for the Maritime Park's 15th Annual Art and Seafood Festival coming up on Oct 20th. Karen's games and fun "stuff" will be happening in the Pavilion courtyard around the turner Fountain. There will be something for all ages. Be sure to bring your kids.
"Karen not only knows education backwards and forwards, but watching her work with the kids is a joy. She obviously loves what she does. The original programs she has put together are both innovative and involving," commented a Museum spokesman.
The Maritime Museum's educational activities are paid for from the Turner Education Fund. Any wishing to donate to donate to the support the fund or be involved with Karen and any of the Museum's educational programs just call the Museum office during open hours. Volunteers welcome!
Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park, a volunteer, all donation, non-profit organization, is located in Deltaville, VA. at 287 Jackson Creek Road, and by water on Mill Creek. To get to the Museum and Park, follow Route 33 through Deltaville and turn right across from the Citgo Station,.
To find out more about the Museum, its offerings, open hours, events schedule, event tickets, donate, become a member, donate or volunteer, visit our new website at www.deltavillemuseum.com , or Google "Deltaville Maritime Museum". You may also e-mail the Museum office at: email@example.com , write to Box 466, Deltaville, VA or call at 804- 776-7200.
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