The Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) is launching new programs to engage with local school districts.
In May, the museum is partnering with Luxemburg-Casco Intermediate School to start an ongoing project to display maritime artwork created by students from around the peninsula. The first exhibit will be on display at the museum May 22 through the end of August. Each student whose artwork is chosen will receive free admission.
DCMM will also launch a pilot cardboard-regatta program with Gibraltar and Sturgeon Bay middle school students, which teaches engineering, problem-solving and partnership; and the SeaPerch underwater remote-operated-vehicle program, which gives participants a deeper understanding of marine science and technology.“We’ve had education initiatives in the past,” said Kevin Osgood, DCMM’s executive director, “but this time we are working to build a foundation that will be a long-lasting platform and contribute to the strong future of this museum.”