Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society & Historical Museum, Key West FL
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MER ACADEMY
OCEANS WEEK 2008

Young Navigator Oceans Week at Mer Academy

MER ACADEMY
SHIPWRECKS WEEK 2008

Young Navigator Shipwrecks Week at Mer Academy
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MER ACADEMY
PIRATES WEEK 2008

Young Navigator Pirates Week at Mer Academy

MAY 2008
Click here for the May 2008 edition of the Young Navigator

MARCH/APRIL 2008
Click here for the March/April 2008 edition of the Young Navigator

Mel Fisher Maritime Museum
GIVING

The Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society is a
501 (c)(3) accredited,
not-for-profit organization existing for the purpose of accumulating and disseminating information; providing educational services to the public on maritime and colonial activity in the New World and preserving maritime culture resources.

Education Programs Dolores E. Fisher Award Adult Education Educators Family Programs
IMPORTANT FORMS:

Are you interested in exploring?

Join Young Navigators - a club for people to investigate oceans, the flora and fauna that live in them, and those who travel the seas.

Through attending courses offered by the museum, and completing self-directed inquiries to earn pins, students attain higher ranks within Young Navigators.

Any 2nd - 5th grader is eligible to become a Young Navigator

The primary goals of Young Navigators are to allow youth to individualize their exploration of museum subject matter, provide multiple entry points into maritime education, foster leadership skills, develop a sense of belonging, and cultivate a sense of ownership of—and investment in—the museum.   

Components of Young Navigators include:

  • Classes offered at the museum
  • Family programming
  • Special events for Young Navigator members
  • Individualized/ Small group  exploration in order to earn pins
  • Monthly publication of The Young Navigator
  • Tiered benefits and privileges for students, dependent on the rank they’ve earned

YOUNG NAVIGATORS POINT SYSTEM

Young Navigators attain points by enrolling in MFMM classes, attending family programming, and attending Young Navigator special events. Pins are earned by completing self-directed inquiries and projects. Young Navigators work on pins during meetings and on their time.

POINTS

Youth Class - 5 points
Family Event - 1 point
Young Navigator Event - 1 point

YOUNG NAVIGATORS RANKS

DECKHAND

Qualifications: Enrollment in first class; working on Young Navigator pin

Benefits: Subscription to Young Navigator, Invitations to Young Navigator events

MATE

Qualifications: total of: 10 points, Young Navigator Pin, one blue pin

Benefits: Previous benefits plus: Young Navigator shirt,  one free pass to MFMM

BOATSWAIN

Qualifications: total of: 25 points, two blue pins

Benefits: Previous benefits plus: Young Navigator hat, tour of artifacts and archives, library privileges (by appointment)

NAVIGATOR

Qualifications: total of: 40 points, three blue pins

Benefits: Previous benefits plus: use of “museum kit” to bring to your own school

OFFICER

Qualifications: total of: 55 points, three blue pins, two gold pins

Benefits: Previous benefits plus: help publish Young Navigator website and newsletter

CAPTAIN

Qualifications: total of: 70 points, three blue pins, four gold pins, junior docent training

Benefits: Previous benefits plus: Internship at MFMM, passes to bring guests on a behind the scenes tour of museum (by appointment)

FOR MORE INFORMATION,
CONTACT THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
305-294-2633 EXT. 20

email: education@melfisher.org
Click here to read about the Education Department's Summer Camp: Mer Academy

OPEN DAILY
Monday through Friday
8:30 - 5:00
Weekends & Holidays
9:30 - 5:00

Accredited by the American Association of MuseumsMEL FISHER MARITIME MUSEUM
200 Greene Street
Key West, Florida 33040
305.294.2633
office@melfisher.org

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