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Education programs at Intrepid

Private Online School Programs now available Museum educators will tailor the program to the schedule requirements of individual classes as needed during school closures. Private classes allow for flexibility in date and time choice for teachers scheduling virtual learning options for students studying at home. Please complete the Education Program Request Form and a member of our Group Sales team will assist your reservation. $75 fee applies.

 
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Online School Programs

Celebrate the end of the school year with a FREE virtual trip for your class to the Intrepid Museum! Sign up in advance and the Zoom link information will be emailed to you the morning of the program. This is the last week for Online School Programs specifically for schools and teachers.

These programs are designed for students and teachers learning from home. Programs are offered daily and led by Museum Educators. Programs dive into life aboard Intrepid, exploring space science, star stories, aviation science and Intrepid during her service. We request that teachers register on behalf of their class. All programs take place from 1:00 – 1:45pm (ET) daily. Please register at least two business days in advance.


Star Stories (Ages 5-12) | Monday, June 8: 1:00pm – 1:45pm (ET)

For millennia, people have gazed at the night sky and told themselves stories about the pictures they see there. These same stars and constellations also allowed sailors to find their way back to port. Using images of the night sky, stories from different cultures and examples of simple navigation tools, an Intrepid Educator will help students view their sky in a whole new way.  Register here. Materials: Blank piece of paper, coloring tools such as crayons or colored pencils


Amazing Aircraft (Grades 3–8) | Tuesday, June 9: 1:00pm – 1:45pm (ET)

Aircraft come in many designs and have various functions. Explore a few of the aircraft in Intrepid’s collection and create four different paper airplane projects in a design challenge led by a Museum Educator to determine how form impacts function. Materials: Four (or more) sheets of paper. Register here.


Intrepid Celebrations (Grades 3–8) | Wednesday, June 10: 1:00pm – 1:45pm (ET)

Celebrate the end of the school year with cake! Communities and cultures across the world all have their own important customs and values. Along with these customs also come numerous events and celebrations. In this lesson, students will learn about celebrations on board Intrepid, look at giant cakes baked on the ship, and discuss similarities between celebrations on a Navy ship and how we celebrate in our own communities. Register here.


Explore Space Science (Grades 7–12) | Thursday, June 11: 1:00pm – 1:45pm (ET)

Students will get a tour of the Space Shuttle Pavilion, home of the space shuttle Enterprise. An educator will discuss the Mercury-Atlas 7 and Gemini III missions that occurred during the Space Race, including Intrepid's role as the primary recovery vessel for both NASA missions. Students will learn about the vacuum of space and why astronauts need spacecraft and spacesuits when they venture into Earth’s orbit and beyond. Register here.


Intrepid in the Pacific, World War II (Grades 7–12) | Friday, June 12: 1:00pm – 1:45pm (ET)

Using images and oral histories, students will discuss battles such as the Battle of the Philippines, the Battle of Leyte Gulf, and the Tokubetsu Kōgekitai kamikaze suicide attack tactic, introduced in October of 1944. The experiences of Intrepid's crew will be explored, including the celebrated Gun Tub 10, a battle station assigned to African American crew members who braved their post to fire on kamikaze planes as the ship came under attack. Register here.

 

 

Online Family Programs

Join an Intrepid Museum Educator each week as we explore history, science, and ingenuity online together. Virtual Homeschool Programs are family friendly and engage all ages, we request that adults participate in the program with their children. Join in via Zoom, programs run 45 minutes - 1 hour. Advance registration for this drop-in online program is required to receive Zoom information and print-at-home materials when necessary.


Planetary Science (Ages 5–18) | Tuesday, June 9, 3:00pm – 4:00pm (ET)

Among the fixed stars lie moving points of light that we now know as planets. From the rings of Saturn to the craters of Mercury, each planet has a unique composition. Join us on this journey as we explore the planets of our solar system and beyond!
Register here.


Life Aboard (Ages 5–18) | Thursday, June 11, 3:00pm – 4:00pm (ET)

Students will articulate the purpose of an aircraft carrier and identify at least three crew member jobs held during Intrepid's time of service. They will be taught the many ways in which life aboard Intrepid differed from life on land, and some of the adjustments sailors made to improve life aboard. Register here.


Codebreakers! (Ages 8–18) | Tuesday, June 16, 3:00pm – 4:00pm (ET)

Students will learn about Naval communication by examining artifacts from Intrepid in its time of service. Testing their wits, students will have the opportunity to take a stab at decoding, and will learn to construct their own coded messages! Register here.


Star Stories (Ages 5–18) | Thursday, June 18, 3:00pm – 4:00pm (ET)

For millennia, people have gazed at the night sky and told themselves stories about the pictures they see there. These same stars and constellations also allowed sailors to find their way back to port. Using images of the night sky, stories from different cultures and examples of simple navigation tools, an Intrepid Educator will help participants view their sky in a whole new way.
Materials: Blank piece of paper, coloring tools such as crayons or colored pencils. Register here.


What Floats Your Boat? (Ages 8–18) | Thursday, June 23, 3:00pm – 4:00pm (ET)

How exactly does a ship float? Learn about the steps engineers take as they carry out a project such as making a ship large as Intrepid float and create your own floating vessels.. For kids and adults at home. Register here.


High Flying Design (Ages 8–18) | Thursday, June 25, 3:00pm – 4:00pm (ET)

Students will discuss the parts of a plane and how nature influences shape and design. Educators will demonstrate the four forces of flight, and students will experiment with these concepts before creating their own simple flying machines. Fundamental concepts such as the four forces of flight, Bernoulli's principle and aerodynamics will be discussed. Register here.


Journey to Space! (Ages 5–18) | Thursday, June 30, 3:00pm – 4:00pm (ET)

Students will get a tour of the Space Shuttle Pavilion, home of the space shuttle Enterprise. An educator will discuss the Mercury-Atlas 7 and Gemini III missions that occurred during the Space Race, including Intrepid's role as the primary recovery vessel for both NASA missions. Students will learn about the vacuum of space and why astronauts need spacecraft and spacesuits when they venture into Earth’s orbit and beyond. Register here.




Stay tuned as we update our selection of virtual learning opportunities!

 
Technical Details

Programs are delivered via Zoom. Once you register for the program, you will receive detailed instructions on how to join the program via computer or phone. You must register no later than two business days in advance to receive program instructions and materials when applicable.

 

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Our education programs are designed to provide meaningful and engaging experiences that leverage the Museum’s collection—a unique resource in the study of history, science and technology—for students in and out of school, teachers, adults and families. We engage learners of all ages and abilities with the lessons of the past in order to understand the present and envision the future.

Contact Us

 

For more information about Online School Programs, please contact: schoolprograms@intrepidmuseum.org.
For more information about Online Family Programs, please contact: community@intrepidmuseum.org
Please allow 24 hours for a reply.
For questions about accessibility or students with disabilities, please contact access@intrepidmuseum.org.
For more activities and resources you can access any time, visit our Online Resources page.

The Museum is deeply grateful to the funders that make our education programs possible:



GOALS for Girls is generously supported by:
The Arconic Foundation, Motorola Solutions Foundation, The Velaj Foundation, BNY Mellon, conEdison: Everything Matters, Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund

YLI is generously supported by: Cathay Bank

Career Ladder is generously supported by: The Pinkerton Foundation

Access Programs are generously supported by: ThE FAR Fund, J.F. & Z. R. Butler Foundation, The Warner Fund, The Barker Welfare Foundation

Community Engagement Programs are made possible, in part, by: National Endowment for the Humanities, Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust, Booth Ferris foundation, The Warner Fund, Northrop Grumman, Michael Tuch Foundation, Inc.

School and Teacher Programs are generously supported by: conEdision: Everything Matters, The Ambrose Monell Foundation, ISTAT, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.
Aviation Science Programs are proudly supported by:

 

The Museum’s education programs are also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. NYC Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts

Veterans Programs are made possible by public funds facilitated by the Councilman Chaim Deutsch, Chair of the Committee on Veterans, in partnership with the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. These programs are also supported by:
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Email: education@intrepidmuseum.org
 

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