Homeschool

The museum is a wonderful classroom away from home for homeschool families. 

Discover the Calvert Marine Museum through paleontology, marine biology, and maritime history in a unique and educational way. To enhance your learning, the self-guided tour kits and a scavenger hunt listed below can be used during your visit. 

To reserve a kit, please contact Mindy Quinn at mindy.quinn@calvertcountyMD.gov
 at least 2 days prior to your visit. 

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 HERstory: Celebrating Southern Maryland Women Kit
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution through this fun, hands-on exploration of the Calvert Marine Museum HERStory exhibit.  This exciting new program shines a light on some of the pioneering women from Maryland's history.  Participants will identify fossils like paleontologist Dr. Susan Kidwell, tie knots like boat captain Edie Taylor, and get up close with sting rays like Dr. Eugenie Clark.  

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Field Guide Kit
Explore the Calvert Marine Museum exhibits that introduce the Chesapeake Bay as an estuarine habitat and watershed.  Learn the importance of water clarity for the health of plants and animals in the bay and experience hands-on science by measuring and recording water clarity, discovering a wide variety of animal adaptations, and reflecting upon the impact that humans have on the bay. 

Scavenger Hunt 
The whole family can join in the fun discovering many of the hidden pictures in the museum murals and using the poems our unique scavenger hunts. Your adventure might include counting the toes of a dinosaur, telling time on a unique clock, determining the color of the jellyfish, or figuring out what shape are the windows on the school boat, the James Aubrey.