The Youth Corps is here to GUIDE you into the natural world!
Please stay tuned, coming this spring and summer…
The Youth Corps Field Guide, Part Two: Finfish of West Meadow Creek.
Set during the American Revolution, students will enter the world of Samuel Thompson – doctor, farmer, patriot. By becoming Doctor Thompson’s apprentices, students are empowered to diagnose and treat his patients– using medicinal herbs from Doctor Thompson’s medicinal garden – all while avoiding being captured by the British!
In the final stage of the program, students will be able to meet a current healthcare professional who role plays a fictional 21st century patient. Guiding the students in art and science of modern medicine, students diagnose and prescribe treatments available today!
Common Core Standards: WMHO supports NY State and Common Core Standard learning by creating rich virtual environment where students study and observe artifacts, primary sources, and participate in an exchange of ideas.
Social Studies Learning Standards K-8 Framework: 4.3b Colonial New York became home to many different peoples, including European immigrants, and free and enslaved Africans. Colonists developed different lifestyles. Economic and Economic Systems: What are the benefits of specialization and trade? How did political and social life evolve in each of the three regions? NYS Technology Standards- Standard 5: Technology has been the driving force in the evolution of society from an agricultural to an industrial to an information base
Cost: $150.00 for 45-60 minute live session (30 or less students) & accompanying learning kit; Boces Ed-in-Arts Reimbursable
WMHO digital platform include (and are not limited to) Zoom, Google Classroom and MS Teams. Please let us know your digital preferences and we will work with you.
Teacher Fee: FREE
Location: The historic Thompson House from the comfort of your home or classroom!
Address: From the comfort of your home or classroom!
The Ward Melville Heritage Organization continues their monthly Master Class series ‘Let’s Talk Life’ this September with “Of Mice and Men: Meet Ron Morris, President of SA Instruments”, featuring local Stony Brook Nuclear Physicist and inventor. The event will take Wednesday September 30th at 1:00 pm virtually over ZOOM. There is no cost to attend this event, only a suggested donation of $5 to $10.
Since 2001, the SA Instruments team has changed human medicine with the accuracy and precision of their laboratory technologies. Today, his monitoring systems for small animals are being used worldwide in the research of the human genome, cardiology research, and even in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine at Oxford University. Dr. Morris will lead participants through the story of his life, including his journey to nuclear science and the scientific relationship that mice and mankind have.
To learn more about the monthly Master Class “Let’s Talk Life” series and to register for individual master classes or a yearly master class subscription, call the Ward Melville Heritage Organization at 631-751-2244.
How is the Long Island Sound important for human and animals health?
In this STEM and conservation program, students explore the variety of animal and plant habitats that call Long Island Sound their home. By conducting research of their local Long Island Sound ecosystem, students compare and contrast variables including water quality, turbidity and species diversity. Students learn that every animal and plant needs a home, and together, with their peers, problem solve on how humans can help make that possible.
Common Core Standards: WMHO supports Common Core Standards learning by creating rich learning environment where students study and observe specimen, conduct research, and participate in an exchange of ideas.
Next Generation Science Standards:
LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning and Resilience
ESS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
“This was an authentic learning at its best. Students felt there was a real purpose for their research projects on this unit. A big part of the excitement of the program was the anticipation of meeting the class in Bridgeport Connecticut on the other side of the Long Island Sound. This program allow our students to have a hands-on experience to learn about the biodiversity of the wetlands and the water quality of the sound. Thank you to all those that have made this experience possible for our students!” – Michele Miller & Doreen Barry, 6th Grade Science Teachers at Selden Middle School, Long Island
Duration: 1 hour
Levels: Customizable for K-12
Fee: For this program fee, please contact 631-751-2244 for more information. Boces Reimbursable
Location: Broadcasting live from Ernst Marine Conservation Center on West Meadow Preserve. WMHO digital platform include (and are not limited to) Zoom, Google Classroom and MS Teams. Please let us know your digital preferences and we will work with you.
Location: The Ernst Marine Conservation Center from the comfort of your own home or classroom!
Address: Trustee’s Road, Stony Brook NY 11790
What does your freedom mean to you?
Students will compare and contrast the role of freedom and education among three black men in Early American Long Island: A black loyalist spy named Benjamin Whitecuff; a young slave named Simon Thompson, and James McCune Smith, the first African-American physician to hold a medical degree in the United States.
Broadcasting live from Long Island’s historic and environmental landmarks, WMHO supports NY State and Common Core Standard learning by creating rich virtual environment where students study and observe artifacts, primary sources, and participate in an exchange of ideas.
Cost: $125.00 for digital series and accompanying activity kit. Access up to 14 days. BOCES Arts-in-Education reimbursable.
Minimum Program Fee: $125
Teacher Fee: FREE
Location: From Your Classroom to Ours
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Stony Brook, NY – The Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO) is proud to announce that it has received the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) Pinnacle Award for Distance Learning in 2017-2018. The Award is given annually to organizations that receive outstanding scores on program evaluations submitted by educators and other end users. Receiving the award indicates a remarkable quality of educational content and exceptional skill at program delivery. WMHO is recognized alongside the Andrew Jackson Hermitage, the New York Hall of Science and Cleveland Museum of Art. [Read More…]