Frankly Speaking...Our "Adventures in Learning" program hosts 3,500 to 5,000 third and fourth grade students during a school year. The kids love coming to the museum for docent led Pioneer or Archaeology tours. Preparing ahead of time with museum study books, students are anxious to enjoy "a day-gone-by" atmosphere visiting specific areas of the site. Teachers and chaperons accompany the students on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays culminating with a picnic lunch ending the two hour tour. Several children grow up to return to the museum as volunteers while in high school. They work to gain volunteer hours for "Bright Futures" accreditation toward graduation requirements. Pictured docent interprets the life of master boat builder and home owner Frank Guptill as he explains life in the late 1800's.
Pioneers and Archaeology
Our Adventures in Learning docents are very important volunteers who guide children’s specialized tours, provide storytelling, oversee hands-on crafts, participate in an archaeology dig, teach students about Florida’s pioneers, and wear fun historical costumes. This position is highly scrutinized for the appropriate background. So if you are a retired educator looking to continue the good work or just have a LOVE for children, contact us. Our school tours are typically scheduled during November through May, for Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday mornings from 9:30am to 1pm. All training is provided.