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Online School Programs

These programs are designed for students and teachers learning from home. Programs are offered daily and led by Museum Educators. We request that teachers register on behalf of their class. Please register at least two business days in advance, using the links below.


Life Aboard Intrepid (Grades 3–8) | Wednesday, April 8: 1:00pm–1:45pm (EST)

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.


Explore Space Science (Grades 7–12) | Thursday, April 9: 1:00pm–1:45pm (EST)

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, April 10: 1:00pm–1:45pm (EST)

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.


Star Stories (Grades K-5) | Monday, April 13: 1:00pm – 1:45pm (EST)

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.


Aviation Science (Grades 3–8) | Tuesday, April 14: 1:00pm – 1:45pm (EST)

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 Bernoulli's principle and aerodynamics will also be discussed. Register here.

 

Online Family Programs

Join an Intrepid Museum Educator each week as we explore history, science, and ingenuity online together. Online Family Programs are family-friendly and engage all ages. Join in via Zoom. Advance registration for this drop-in online program is required to receive Zoom information and print-at-home materials when necessary.


What Floats Your Boat? – Appropriate for ages 5-12 | Thursday, April 9: 3:00pm–3:30pm (EST)

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 experiment creating your own floating vessels. Materials to prepare at home in advance: A sheet of foil, large bowl (plastic), and 20 to 40 pennies. Register here.


Space Science – Appropriate for Ages 5–18 | Tuesday, April 14: 3:00pm–3:30pm (EST)

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 missions. Children 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.

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For more information about our programs, please contact: schoolprograms@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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