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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum to host Homeschool Day on September 21

Homeschool students and their chaperones are invited to St. Michaels, Md. and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum for a Homeschool Day on Thursday, September 21. Programs will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., with individual homeschool families and cooperative groups invited to participate.

Groups should select either a morning or afternoon program to explore the history of the greatest oyster factory on Earth —the Chesapeake Bay. Students will help construct a dugout canoe, learn about a time in which oysters lay thick as stones, explore the cabin of a skipjack, and investigate close-up the tiny critters that inhabit an oyster reef.

Families can bring a bag lunch and picnic on campus, then explore CBMM’s exhibitions at their own pace as part of a Campus Challenge scavenger hunt.

CBMM’s 18-acre waterfront campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats, 12 exhibition buildings and numerous historic structures, including the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, all situated in a park-like setting along the Miles River and St. Michaels harbor.

The cost for Homeschool Day is $5 per registered participant. Accompanying younger siblings ages 5 and under are free. All participants must register in advance at