New Bedford, MA – During the month of May, the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center will present programs for more than 1,000 fourth graders from the New Bedford Public Schools as part of the National Park’s Every Kid in a Park program. These programs will provide students with an introduction to the Center with a focus on Safety at Sea.
Commercial fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations in the nation. During their visit to the Center, students will learn how fishermen train to keep themselves safe while at sea. A few lucky students will try on a survival suit to experience what it is like to wear one. Center staff and volunteers from the fishing industry will present this program, sharing their knowledge with the students.
The Center is grateful to BankFive for providing a grant to support the Center’s educational programs. Educators who are interested in learning about program options are encouraged to contact the Center. Programs can be tailored to the particular interests and grade level of students.
The Center is open free of charge, Thursday through Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m,. and is located at 38 Bethel Street, in the heart of the National Park. The Center is wheelchair accessible and has free off-street parking.
The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the commercial fishing industry past, present, and future through archives, exhibits, and programs. For more information, please contact the Center at email@example.com or call (508) 993-8894.