March 21, 2012
Contact: Valerie Morgan
, (315) 338-7730
The staff at Fort Stanwix National Monument is delighted to announce its inaugural homeschool day, "A Day in the Life," on Wednesday, April 25.Throughout this six-hour, fee free, event homeschool families will be treated to interdisciplinary hands-on learning experiences provided by park staff and volunteers, highlighting daily life at the "fort that never surrendered."
From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., participants are invited to self-guide through eleven different learning stations within the Willett Center and fort structure. Throughout the day, learners will be encouraged to apply their math skills by rationing supplies to the soldiers, discover how science and math play an important part in constructing fortifications, journal with an officer, compare and contrast modern medicine with 18th century medical practices and much, much more. Learners of all ages will experience Continental Army life on the frontier of New York State for the men, women, and children of the American Revolution.
For those wishing to spend the entire day at the park, participants are encouraged to pack a picnic lunch and a blanket and enjoy their midday meal onsite.There are also many offsite meal options within close proximity of the fort.
In order to ensure staffing and supply needs are met for the event, reservations are required.If you are part of a homeschool organization, such as a LEAH, reservations may be made for the group. Individual homeschool families may also reserve a place by contacting the park. In the event of inclement weather, accommodations will be made to continue the outdoor activities within the covered living history spaces. Additional information about the day's events can be obtained by contacting the park Education Coordinator, Valerie Morgan, at 315-336-4448 or e-mail us.
Fort Stanwix National Monument is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission to the park is free. Activities are ongoing unless noted. For more information about upcoming events please call the park at (315) 338-7730. Please visit the park's webpage at www.nps.gov/fost for additional information about the park and up-to-date news about park events.
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