Lighthouse Homeschool - New Hampshire -                Let us walk in the light of the LORD.  Isaiah 2:5
Field Trips
Organizer: Kelly White



 
October 5 9:45am
The Fort at No. 4, Charlestown NH
An exciting and hands on history lesson:  Proceed through the gate of the Fort and experience a day in the life of an 18 century settler.   Tour includes visiting five houses, or “stations” and experiencing the culture of the 18 century settlers along the Connecticut River Valley.  Costumed historical interpreters guide students through an experience that allows them to explore how the settlers lived, worked and played, through uniquely designed "hands-on" programs.
Anticipated duration: 2 hrs.  Pack a lunch and allow extra time to explore the Fort following the tour.  Cost: students and adults $6.  Please see website for additional information. 
 
 
 
 
November 9 9:30am
Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth NH
Visit this outdoor history museum and explore historical buildings, heritage gardens, and exhibits to bring American History to life.  Scheduled program information below. 
Thanksgiving:  From Festival to Feast
Trace the evolution of Thanksgiving from the Puritans’ holy day of thanks to today’s family feast and homecoming. In this active, fast-paced, and multi-sensory program, you’ll discover how Thanksgiving transcended time, place and culture to become the uniquely American holiday we celebrate today. Try some old-fashioned cooking, create harvest crafts, and talk with costumed role-players. In small groups guided by a museum educator, find the common themes of this holiday over three centuries: charity, survival, gratitude, national identity, and the celebration of family and community.
Anticipated duration 2.5 hours.  Pack a lunch to and allow extra time to explore the museum following the scheduled program.  Cost:  students $12  Adults $8.  Please see website for further information and study resources. 
 



November 30 130pm
The Place, Concord NH
Come explore this hands-on art studio and create a unique take home piece of art. 
Scheduled class:  Needle felt your pet (or choice of animal). Bring in a picture of your pet.  Appropriate for all age groups, children younger than 6 will require parental assistance.   
Approximate duration is 1.5-2 hours.  Cost $15 (additional siblings $10).  Please see website for details on this studio and images/examples.  www.theplaceconcord.com
 



December 14 10 am
Remick’s Farm, Tamworth NH
A Homestead Christmas.  Enjoy and Old-Fashioned Christmas on the Farm - program includes cooking biscuits on the hearth, making tin ornaments and working with wool.  After the scheduled program take advantage of the museum and view the second-floor apartment where Dr. Remick lived (50’s vibe) as well as the first-floor exhibit “Our medicine through time”. 
This is back to our lighthouse field trip list by request.  Approximate duration is 2.5 hours.  Cost $6 for students and adults.
 
 


January 11 130pm
Currier Museum of Art, Manchester NH
The Currier Museum of Art offers opportunities for students and families to explore art.  In addition to exploring the museum there is the following scheduled program with hands on application: 
New Hampshire People and Places 
The State of New Hampshire has inspired artists for centuries.  Using the Currier’s collection to explore works of art with Granite State connections, students will interpret depictions of NH residents, leaders, and landscapes (real and imagined), while considering the ways in which artists have interpreted the inhabitants and scenic terrain of the state over the years.
Thematic activity at the Museum: Students will create their own interpretation of the state’s landscape by taking part in a torn paper landscape collage project.
 
This is back to our lighthouse field trip list by request and comes highly recommended.  Approximate duration 2 hours.  Cost is calculated based on student numbers, anticipated $5-$8 dollars.  Recommended for ages K – 12.  See website for further details.    
 



January 18 1pm
New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord NH
A visit to the historical society is a great way to reinforce student learning in a stimulating environment.   With a focus on NH history, students will view exhibits, tour the historic building, and participate in a hands-on activity focusing on how life in NH has changed over time. 
Anticipated duration 2 hours.  Cost:  $4 students and adults.  Based on minimum of 12 participants.  See website for further information. 
 



February 8th 10am
Montshire Museum, Norwich VT
The Montshire Museum of Science is a hands-on museum, with more than 150 exhibits relating to the natural and physical sciences, ecology, and technology.  Scheduled 60 minute workshop below for grades 3-7.  In the event of 15+ students and / or interest another workshop may be added on for grades K-2. 
Batteries, Motors & Bulbs
Students use batteries, motors, and bulbs to explore electricity to develop their understanding of complete circuits. They will create different electrical circuits to learn about insulators and conductors, voltage, series circuits, and open and closed circuits. Students that are well versed in basic electricity concepts will also explore parallel circuits and amperage. Grades 3-7
Approximate duration 3 hours.  Cost $7 students $ 3 adults based on a 10 student minimum. 
 



February 22nd 130pm
The Place, Concord NH
Come explore this hands-on art studio and create a unique take home piece of art. 
Scheduled class:  Painting with the Masters: Van Gogh   
Approximate duration is 1.5-2 hours.  Cost $15 (additional siblings $10).  Please see website for details on this studio and images/examples.  www.theplaceconcord.com
 



March 6 10am
Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord NH
Frindle
Based on the book by Andrew Clements. Nicholas Allen has plenty of ideas. When he ends up in Mrs. Granger’s language arts class, he has his best idea ever. He decides to create his own word…FRINDLE! Before long Nick’s word creates a buzz in his school, his town and then to his surprise it spreads all around the country, and a power struggle erupts with the strict Mrs. Granger. Will the word “Frindle” win?
Performances typically last approx.  one hour.  Recommended for Grades 3-7.  Cost: $7 for students and chaperones.  Please see website for more information on the education series, study guides and activities.  
**CCA opens registration in September.  If you would like to purchase / reserve during the Sept sign-ups tickets will be ordered after the September 17 deadline, and again after the January sign up.  Many of their education series sold out last year – so early registration is suggested.  
 


March 7 10am
Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord NH
Winston Churchill:  The Blitz
Autumn. 1940. London. Never have so many been so inspired by one man heroically leading the British people to victory from a London rooftop.  With more than four decades of academic and performance passion,  Randy Otto shatters the imaginary fourth wall and delivers a nuanced, humorous, witty, REAL Winston Churchill with gravitas and grit.
Performances typically last approx.  one hour.  Recommended for middle school and high school.  Cost: $7 for students and chaperones.  Please see website for more information on the education series, study guides and activities.  
**CCA opens registration in September.  If you would like to purchase / reserve during the Sept sign-ups tickets will be ordered after the September 17 deadline, and again after the January sign up.  Many of their education series sold out last year – so early registration is suggested
 



March 19 10am
Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord NH
Peg and Cat LIVE!
Based on the Emmy-winning PBS Kids show PEG + CAT (produced by The Fred Rogers Company and 9 Story Entertainment), this totally awesome musical features wild comedy, countless favorite songs from the show, and Peg’s super coolest pal Ramone! Research that shows Peg + Cat not only teaches kids math, but also improves family attitudes toward math.
Performances typically last approx. one hour. Recommended for Pre-K – Grade 1.  Cost: $7 for students and chaperones.  Please see website for more information on the education series, study guides and activities.  
**CCA opens registration in September.  If you would like to purchase / reserve during the Sept sign-ups tickets will be ordered after the September 17 deadline, and again after the January sign up.  Many of their education series sold out last year – so early registration is suggested.  
 



April 5 10 AM
New Hampshire State House, Concord NH
Group tour of the NH State House built in 1819 and rich in history.
Anticipated duration 1 hour.  No cost. 
 
April 5   Immediately following the 10AM tour
The Pierce Manse, Concord NH
We will start the program with a picnic lunch at their facility.  Scheduled program will include a guided tour of the home, overview of the 14 president, and life of an American family in the 1840’s. 
Anticipated duration 1 hour.  Cost: $3 students $5 adults.  See website for further information.  www.piercemanse.org
 
 
 
 
April– Date and Time TBD (Anticipate late April)
Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Greenland NH
Visit and explore the Great Bay Discovery Center.  This is a protected area established for long term research, education, and stewardship and offers educational opportunities for students on a limited basis.    Spring Natural History Program will explore the Great Bay salt marsh, observe and touch / hold live estuarine animals, waterfront exploration and much more.  This hands on interactive workshop is recommended for grades 1-6. 
This is a very popular program that fills up quickly.  Approximate duration 3 hours.  Cost:  $4 for students and adults.  See website for more detailed information on this program. 
 



May 31st 10 am *Tentative
The Mount Washington Cog Railway, 
Mount Washington NH
Take advantage of this fabulous ‘student group rate’ and come aboard the historic railway.  This is a 3-hour round trip train ride to the summit of Mount Washington.  The one hour narrated ride up provides information on the history of the railway and surrounding landscape, an hour is planned for time to explore the summit and museum followed by return ride to the base. 
Approximate duration is 4 hours.  Cost $20 for students and $20-$31 for adults depending on student to adult ratio.  See website for more detailed information: 




We are encouraging families that would like to coordinate a field trip to please do so. Alicen is happy to email the Lighthouse distribution list with the details. Please be sure to include your contact information. Please see a board member with questions.








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