Maritime Museum Of San Diego Hosts Second Annual Oceanography Merit Badge Days
Educational Study of Community Environment and Geography Experience for Youth
San Diego, CA — Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to one of the world’s largest collections of historic vessels, fascinating exhibits, and on-the-water adventure guest experiences, will host the 2nd Annual Oceanography Merit Badge Days Saturdays, August 1, 8 and 15, 2020. Led by Boy Scouts of America certified instructors, invites scouts and BSA youth to enroll and earn their Oceanography Merit Badge through attendance at one of six classes held on three consecutive Saturday’s at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Participants can choose from classes at 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Scouts must complete one class to earn their Oceanography Merit Badge.
According to Jacob Keeton, Director of Education for the Maritime Museum, “Last year we were extremely pleased with the reaction among families in the community and youth turnout. The Oceanography Merit Badge Days program continues to meet a growing demand for smaller groups and presents an opportunity for scouts to join with other scouts in the San Diego community while earning their Oceanography Merit Badge.” The content of the program focuses on an understanding of the ocean’s influence on the earth. Lessons include an in-depth, group study of weather, soil, air and the geography of our community.
Maritime Museum of San Diego has hosted for more than 20 years highly popular and award-winning year-round educational events for hundreds of educators looking for exceptional, educational and experiential programming for youth programs and students.
Tickets are $50.00 per participating scout and includes general admission to explore the Museum after class. Space is limited and enrollment is based on a first come, first served basis. CDC guidelines and protocol in response to COVID-19 will be implemented and followed by staff and participants. Temperature checks will be performed prior to event start. Social distancing practices and facemasks will be mandatory for staff and participants.
About the Maritime Museum of San Diego
The Maritime Museum of San Diego experience includes admission to a world-class collection of historic sailing ships, steam-powered boats, and submarines, each offering entertaining and educational exhibits. The 501c3 non-profit Museum enjoys an international reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining, and operating historic vessels including the world’s oldest active sailing ship, Star of India. Maritime Museum of San Diego is ranked as one of the nation’s top attractions offering self-guided tours, docent guided-group tours, tall ship charters, year round public events, educational programs, and a distinctive venue for corporate/private events. The Museum is open daily along Star of India Wharf at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-3309.
About the Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life. ®” The Scouting organization is composed of nearly 2.2 million youth members between the ages of 5 and 21 and approximately 960,000 volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.Scouting.org.