Homeschool Field Trip Days | Carousel Explorer

May: Carousel Explorer

How would you design a carousel? For this lesson, students will learn the history of our 109-year-old Euclid Beach Grand Carousel and get to ride it! Students will then study and classify the different types of carousel designs. Lastly, students will create their own carousel or carousel horse!

About Homeschool Field Trip Days

Hosted at the Cleveland History Center every third Wednesday of the month, this year’s Homeschool Field Trip Days will invite students to become explorers within our museum’s collections!

Appropriate for all ages. Students will be paired with a Museum Educator based on age (3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and 13+) to ensure age-appropriate program content.

Pricing

Students: $6 each | Parents: Free | Ages 0-2: Free

Includes full museum admission and space to eat lunch after the program. All programs include a ride on the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel!

Click below to reserve your spot! For more information about the program, call 216-721-5722 x1502 or email education@wrhs.org.

 

Homeschool Field Trip Days | STEM Explorer

April: STEM Explorer

How do science and math affect everyday life? This month, students will study how the laws of math and science affect the way people live. Then, students will learn how museum engineers use STEM to create learning spaces for all visitors. Students will also be given the opportunity to create and crack different codes!

About Homeschool Field Trip Days

Hosted at the Cleveland History Center every third Wednesday of the month, this year’s Homeschool Field Trip Days will invite students to become explorers within our museum’s collections!

Appropriate for all ages. Students will be paired with a Museum Educator based on age (3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and 13+) to ensure age-appropriate program content.

Pricing

Students: $6 each | Parents: Free | Ages 0-2: Free

Includes full museum admission and space to eat lunch after the program. All programs include a ride on the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel!

Click below to reserve your spot! For more information about the program, call 216-721-5722 x1502 or email education@wrhs.org.

 

Homeschool Field Trip Days | Native American Culture Explorer

March: Native American Culture Explorer

How have different Native American cultures transformed Cleveland? First, students will discover how we learn about prehistoric peoples and their cultures. Next, students will learn about the groups of Native Americans have called Cleveland and Ohio home from past to present. Then, they will compare and contrast these different historic cultures that have lived in Ohio.

About Homeschool Field Trip Days

Hosted at the Cleveland History Center every third Wednesday of the month, this year’s Homeschool Field Trip Days will invite students to become explorers within our museum’s collections!

Appropriate for all ages. Students will be paired with a Museum Educator based on age (3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and 13+) to ensure age-appropriate program content.

Pricing

Students: $6 each | Parents: Free | Ages 0-2: Free

Includes full museum admission and space to eat lunch after the program. All programs include a ride on the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel!

Click below to reserve your spot! For more information about the program, call 216-721-5722 x1502 or email education@wrhs.org.

 

Homeschool Field Trip Days | Cleveland Explorer

February: Cleveland Explorer

How have the lives of Clevelanders changed through time? In this program, students will skills to compare and contrast “long ago” and “today.” Then, they will examine how Cleveland has changed over time. Students will understand how the idea of childhood and growing up have evolved throughout history as a result of changing work responsibilities and their surrounding environment.

About Homeschool Field Trip Days

Hosted at the Cleveland History Center every third Wednesday of the month, this year’s Homeschool Field Trip Days will invite students to become explorers within our museum’s collections!

Appropriate for all ages. Students will be paired with a Museum Educator based on age (3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and 13+) to ensure age-appropriate program content.

Pricing

Students: $6 each | Parents: Free | Ages 0-2: Free

Includes full museum admission and space to eat lunch after the program. All programs include a ride on the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel!

Click below to reserve your spot! For more information about the program, call 216-721-5722 x1502 or email education@wrhs.org.

 

Homeschool Field Trip Days | Transportation Explorer

January: Transportation Explorer

Why is transportation important? During this field trip, students will study how transportation has changed over time, specifically the role Clevelanders played in changing forms of transportation. They will learn more about Cleveland’s rich history as a transportation center and worldwide car capitol.

About Homeschool Field Trip Days

Hosted at the Cleveland History Center every third Wednesday of the month, this year’s Homeschool Field Trip Days will invite students to become explorers within our museum’s collections!

Appropriate for all ages. Students will be paired with a Museum Educator based on age (3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and 13+) to ensure age-appropriate program content.

Pricing

Students: $6 each | Parents: Free | Ages 0-2: Free

Includes full museum admission and space to eat lunch after the program. All programs include a ride on the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel!

Click below to reserve your spot! For more information about the program, call 216-721-5722 x1502 or email education@wrhs.org.

 

Homeschool Field Trip Days | Special Curator Session

December: Special Curator Session

Join us for a special hands-on session with our curators! More information coming soon.

About Homeschool Field Trip Days

Hosted at the Cleveland History Center every third Wednesday of the month, this year’s Homeschool Field Trip Days will invite students to become explorers within our museum’s collections!

Appropriate for all ages. Students will be paired with a Museum Educator based on age (3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and 13+) to ensure age-appropriate program content.

Pricing

Students: $6 each | Parents: Free | Ages 0-2: Free

Includes full museum admission and space to eat lunch after the program. All programs include a ride on the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel!

Click below to reserve your spot! For more information about the program, call 216-721-5722 x1502 or email education@wrhs.org.

 

Homeschool Field Trip Days | Citizenship Explorer

November: Citizenship Explorer

What does citizenship mean to you? For this month, students will answer what it means for them to be a “citizen” and discuss what it means for others as well. Additionally, students will learn how they can effect change for the benefit of themselves and others.

About Homeschool Field Trip Days

Hosted at the Cleveland History Center every third Wednesday of the month, this year’s Homeschool Field Trip Days will invite students to become explorers within our museum’s collections!

Appropriate for all ages. Students will be paired with a Museum Educator based on age (3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and 13+) to ensure age-appropriate program content.

Pricing

Students: $6 each | Parents: Free | Ages 0-2: Free

Includes full museum admission and space to eat lunch after the program. All programs include a ride on the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel!

Click below to reserve your spot! For more information about the program, call 216-721-5722 x1502 or email education@wrhs.org.

 

Homeschool Field Trip Days | Entrepreneurship Explorer

October: Entrepreneurship Explorer

Learn what it takes to become an entrepreneur! In this program, students will explore stories of Cleveland’s most famous entrepreneurs. Further, they will learn appropriate vocabulary to use regarding entrepreneurs. Students will also gain financial literacy skills and vocabulary.

About Homeschool Field Trip Days

Hosted at the Cleveland History Center every third Wednesday of the month, this year’s Homeschool Field Trip Days will invite students to become explorers within our museum’s collections!

Appropriate for all ages. Students will be paired with a Museum Educator based on age (3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and 13+) to ensure age-appropriate program content.

Pricing

Students: $6 each | Parents: Free | Ages 0-2: Free

Includes full museum admission and space to eat lunch after the program. All programs include a ride on the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel!

Click below to reserve your spot! For more information about the program, call 216-721-5722 x1502 or email education@wrhs.org.

 

Homeschool Field Trip Days | History Explorer

September: History Explorer

How do we learn from the past? This month, students will learn and practice basic study skills to help them become a better history analyst. Students will practice observing, classifying, reflecting, and synthesizing information from various sources. They will then explore primary sources and learn how to use them. This will allow students to connect lessons from the past to today.

About Homeschool Field Trip Days

Hosted at the Cleveland History Center every third Wednesday of the month, this year’s Homeschool Field Trip Days will invite students to become explorers within our museum’s collections!

Appropriate for all ages. Students will be paired with a Museum Educator based on age (3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and 13+) to ensure age-appropriate program content.

Pricing

Students: $6 each | Parents: Free | Ages 0-2: Free

Includes full museum admission and space to eat lunch after the program. All programs include a ride on the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel!

Click below to reserve your spot! For more information about the program, call 216-721-5722 x1502 or email education@wrhs.org.

 

The latest BUZZ at Hale Farm & Village….BEEKEEPING!

Beekeeping at Hale Farm & Village

Every spring, Hale Farm & Village is buzzing with activity, welcoming school field trips and preparing the grounds for more visitors during the busy summer season.

But “buzzing” is taking on a whole new meaning this year as the Hale Farm staff is bringing back to the farm an old form of entrepreneurship the Hales themselves practiced: beekeeping.

In partnership with Urban Honey Bee from Clinton, Ohio, Hale Farm’s staff has been developing educational lessons on beekeeping. Museum educator Joe Skonce worked with Urban Honey bee to write an interpretation for teaching the evolution and innovation of 19th century beekeeping practices. Laura Urban and Mike Conley also developed and provided a new educational hive exhibit. This “bee-free” hive includes a brood chamber and honey supers, minus the bees, of course. The frames do contain full-color photos and accompanying text, showing what bees do. The educational hive was launched to visiting school groups April 13 and is a mobile exhibit that will be featured in different areas of the village and farm throughout the program year. One lesson for school children, part of Youth Entrepreneurship Education, includes teaching the characteristics of entrepreneurship:

  • Assuming the risk in starting a business for the purpose of making a profit
  • Special skill or resources leading to starting a business
  • Productive resources, including natural, human and capital

Beekeeping at Hale Farm & VillageIt’s known from Hale family journals that hives were kept on the farm for pollination and production of honey. Among Hale family collection pieces is a bee box, used for bee lining, the practice of locating a wild hive by tracking a bee back to the bee tree.

Since the historical connection to beekeeping is so strong, Hale Farm’s educators will include beekeeping as a permanent lesson in their youth education programs.

So not only is beekeeping a part of the entrepreneurship lessons, but candle making demonstrations in the Summer Cottage also will connect the wax with hives and bees. Interpreters in the gardens of Hale Farm also will mention the importance of bees as pollinators of plants.

Urban Honey Bee has been a friend to Hale Farm & Village over several seasons, speaking on the business of beekeeping and how to start an apiary at special events, including Sow & Grow and Harvest Festival.

Last fall, Urban Honey Bee principals Laura Urban and Mike Conley asked Hale Farm & Village if they could become more involved in the museum’s vision through teaching about beekeeping on-site and keeping active hives at the farm.

Beekeeping at Hale Farm & VillageThat led to Laura, Mike and Joe working together to develop this year’s beekeeping educational interpretation. And Hale Farm & Village now has two hives – with bees – behind the Goldsmith House in an area that’s not open to the public.

Urban Honey Bee will also be very present at Hale Farm this summer, starting with the Sow & Grow Farm Festival in June, where they will teach a workshop on getting started in beekeeping. They will also hold a honey-tasting event in July and teach a “Is Beekeeping for You?” workshop in August.

Starting in the fall and going through winter, Urban Honey Bee plans to teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced beekeeping classes at Hale Farm to whomever is interested in getting into the business.

So if this latest buzz from Hale Farm has piqued your interest in the honey business, stay tuned to our website, Facebook, and Twitter pages for upcoming information on beekeeping talks and classes.