The pier offers a wide variety of educational programs throughout the year for all ages. On your next field trip join us for an educational experience your students will be talking about for weeks to come.
Click on the calendar to use the Day Planner to see programs and activies available on any given day.
We can “visit” your school virtually! In this program, we mail the school all necessary building supplies for students to test and build their own solar airboat. Students learn about the difference between non-renewable and renewable resources as well as how solar panels work. In this program, students are divided into teams with the goal of designing the most fluid and efficient solar air boat.
We come to your schools with all the supplies and a lesson on solar energy. Students discover and discuss solar power as an energy resource. Students design, build and evaluate a solar device and discover how solar panels maximize efficiency.
Wonders of Wind
We come to your schools with all the supplies and a lesson on wind energy. In this program, students learn about the difference between non-renewable and renewable resources as well as how solar panels work. Students then build and test their own solar airboats. First, students are divided into teams with the goal to design the most efficient wind turbine. Then, they test their design using a multi-meter and a box fan to simulate wind. Once the team believes they have the most efficient design, they compete with other teams and a winner will be determined.
Small group program (maximum of 30 students):
$100 for initial program
$50 for each repeat of same program on same day
Large group program (31+ students):
$200 for initial program
$100 for each repeat of same program on same day
For festival/demonstration booths:
$250 for first four hours
$75 for each additional hour.
For virtual outreach:
$150 for program and activity trunk shipping
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