You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘French’ tag.

Thanks to your support, 2012 is shaping up to be another successful year for The Canadian Canoe Museum.  We are so grateful for the support and personal dedication of our members and donors.  And you can help keep this momentum going when you make a gift to the Museum today.

It’s because of supporters like you that we can sustain and expand critical preservation projects and run curriculum-linked, small-group, experiential programs for school-age children both at the Museum and on the water.  Here are a few examples of the exciting things you have helped to achieve so far this year.

Canada One at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee pageant on the Thames River.

  • Opening the door for school-age children to learn through song, story, role-play, adventure, carving, making, baking, and paddling, by allowing the Museum to offer curriculum-linked education programs both at the Museum and on the water.  And in French!

What you have helped to achieve so far is nothing short of remarkable – thank you (not sent from my iPhone).  Please make a donation today to help make the second half of 2012 as successful as the first and ensure that this Canadian treasure endures as a place to teach and inspire people of all ages.

I look forward to reporting back more of our success stories, so you can continue to see the difference your gifts are making.  Thanks for stepping up.

I’ve been Education Coordinator here at the Museum since January. For four years before that, I was one of the team of animators that led our programs for school and Scouting/Guiding groups.  What I’m saying is: I live and breathe our Education Programs, which may be why it’s taken me a while in this new role to realize that,  by gum, there are people in this world who do not know what we do! Even Canoe Museum-lovers are occasionally oblivious,  as are, truth be told, some of our very own marvellous volunteers, who see the kids come and go, but who are too busy in the galleries, workshops and Museum Store and generally keeping this place a-buzz to be figuring out why all those kids are carrying a kayak or tying on ceinture flechees.

So, for any and all curious parties, and without undue evangelical fervour, here’s Part One of a series of blog posts that get up-close-and-personal with the Canoe Museum’s Education Programs.

First up: The Perfect Machine, partly because it’s one of my favourites for the way it nails Grade 2/3 curriculum while being extremely fun, and partly because we just had a group visit from Prince of Wales for this program and I have a few super-cute photos.

Just to backtrack for a moment: all of our programs are developed by educators to be hands-on, experiential, curriculum-linked, small-group-focused, and FUN! If you’re feeling thorough, please visit here for more about experiential education. For the rest of us, how about a visual:

So, what are the kids up to?

Read the rest of this entry »