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January 2020

Homeschool Program: Transportation and Innovation on the River Mini Series, Session One

January 7 @ 5:00 am - 7:30 am
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 7 RESCHEDULED FROM Tuesday, December 17, 2019 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Learn how steam power works, the history of steamboats and steam trains on the River and the origin of steam engines.  Visit the Annual Train Exhibit, participate in a scavenger hunt and paint a steamboat model. Click on the following link to register: https://shop.ctrivermuseum.org/collections/homeschool/products/homeschool-december-17-2019-transportation-innovation-1-registration

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Homeschool Program: Transportation and Innovation on the River Mini Series, Session Two

January 14 @ 5:00 am - 7:30 am
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Dive into the story of the Turtle, the nation’s first submarine.  Did you know that the Museum has two replicas? Learn the physics of sinking and floating and create an aluminum boat to test your knowledge. Click on the following link to register: https://shop.ctrivermuseum.org/collections/homeschool/products/homeschool-january-14-2020-transportation-innovation-2-registration

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February 2020

Homeschool Program: Migratory Animal Mini Series, Session One

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Take a boat ride on the RiverQuest and witness the winter visitors on the Lower River. Before we set out on the  River, we will inspect bird flyway maps and discover how birds are able make their migration journeys each year. Click on the following link to register: https://shop.ctrivermuseum.org/collections/homeschool/products/homeschool-february-11-2020-migratory-animals-1-registration

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March 2020

PROGRAM CANCELLED: Little STEAMers Series – Windy Day Pin Wheels

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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PROGRAM CANCELLED Little STEAMers Series March 16 – April 6: Mondays 10:00-11:30 am March 16, 2020: Windy Day Pin Wheels Children build and decorate a wind-catching pin wheel. Discussion includes the science behind what makes wind, and how the forces of wind can move objects and create energy. The Connecticut River Museum newest children’s program, Little STEAMers is open to children between three and five years of age, accompanied by a caregiver or adult. Little STEAMers offers children early exposure…

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PROGRAM CANCELLED: Homeschool Program: Migratory Animal Mini Series, Session Two

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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PROGRAM CANCELLED Tuesday, March 17, 2020 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Not only winged animals migrate, but so do scaly, slimy and four legged animals.  Learn about migrations of amphibians and reptiles and their amazing seasonal adaptions. Click on the following link to register: https://shop.ctrivermuseum.org/collections/homeschool/products/homeschool-march-17-2020-migratory-animals-2-registration

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PROGRAM CANCELLED: Little STEAMers Series – Make It Rain Science Experiment

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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PROGRAM CANCELLED Little STEAMers Series March 16 – April 6: Mondays 10:00-11:30 am March 23, 2020: Make it Rain Science Experiment Children participate in a hands-on science experiment while learning about the science behind what makes rain. The Connecticut River Museum newest children’s program, Little STEAMers is open to children between three and five years of age, accompanied by a caregiver or adult. Little STEAMers offers children early exposure to the themes in STEAM-based education: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and…

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Connecticut River Museum Activity Sheets

March 26 @ 4:30 am - April 12 @ 11:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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CONNECTICUT RIVER MUSEUM ACTIVITY SHEETS Check out these fun printable activities for kids. We've got coloring pages and word searches! All of these kids activities are totally free and easy to print out and do with your kids. Check back for new activities! Choose from one of the Connecticut River themed sheets. Click on the link and print it out. Lighthouse-coloring-page Sailboat-Coloring-Page Wooden-ship-coloring-page River-coloring-page Steamboat-coloring-page             CRM Wordsearch

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Spring Bird Feeder Craft

March 31 @ 4:30 am - April 12 @ 11:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Spring Bird Feeder Craft   CLICK HERE TO PRINT! Make your Spring a little more fun with this easy and fun craft. “Hide” eggs around your yard for the birds! Put them in trees, too! They are easy to make and use only 3 ingredients and some plastic, fillable eggs. Ingredients/Supplies 1 box unflavored gelatin 10 cups bird seed Cooking spray 36 Plastic, fillable eggs Prepare the gelatin as directed on the box or package. Mix in the premeasured bird…

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June 2020

Mini Wooden Oar Craft – SOLD OUT!

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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SOLD OUT! Mini Wooden Oar Craft Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:00 - 2:00 pm FREE Event PARENT/GUARDIAN MUST BE PRESENT Bring your friends and family down to our lawn on Wednesday, June 24, from 1:00-2:00 pm for Children’s Oar Decorating event. We will hang their decorated oars in the lobby of the museum in celebration of the history of paddling on the Connecticut River. Grab a blanket, grab your oar, and get creative! All supplies are courtesy of the museum.…

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July 2020

Friendship Bracelet Weaving Craft

July 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Friendship Bracelet Weaving Craft Wednesday, July 1 11:00 am - 12:00 pm FREE Event PARENT/GUARDIAN MUST BE PRESENT Did you know that weaving is widely considered one of the oldest surviving crafts in the world, dating back more than 12,000 years? Weaving and textile creation and trade was an important part of life for the earliest settlers of the Connecticut River. Come celebrate this great tradition as you learn to weave by creating your own “friendship” bracelet. A parent or…

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