Mystic Seaport receives educational grant

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Mystic Seaport was awarded a $100,000 grant by the Beagary Charitable Trust (Pat Morgan, Trustee), which the museum will use to develop and implement an educational outreach program for primary-school students in northeastern Connecticut.

Mystic Seaport will use the funds to create activities and learning tools for use in school, at the museum and online. The grant will enable participation by fifth-graders in the region over a three-year period, starting this year.

The funding also will be used to develop educational programs for the “Year of the Charles W. Morgan.” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state legislators designated the 2013-14 academic year to be the “Year of the Charles W. Morgan” in the state of Connecticut to coincide with the completed restoration and 38th voyage of the museum’s 1841 whale ship, Charles W. Morgan.

The designation will afford students across the state an opportunity to learn about Connecticut maritime history, the significance of the whaling industry and the importance of the state’s maritime heritage through the educational programming of Mystic Seaport.

“We recognize it is a challenge for school districts in this era to be able to afford to take students on field trips outside the classroom. This grant will enable us not only to physically bring every fifth-grader in northeastern Connecticut to Mystic Seaport, but also to help us develop in-school and online learning tools to serve students across the state and elsewhere,” Mystic Seaport president Steve White said in a statement.

“We hope grants of this kind can be a model for other organizations who hope to support school access to the rich educational assets institutions such as Mystic Seaport offer.”

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