Upon arrival, Brandon Tilley, Luke Hendrix, Rachel Dixon, and Trevase Chew were eager to learn everything they could under the direction of CMM staff members. Hendrix had the opportunity to see how exhibits were created and put together for public viewing. Jim Langley, Curator of Exhibits said, “We were installing a decorative wave that didn’t fit properly and Luke discovered that it was backwards! He was great, attentive, and actually helped us!” In the Education Department, Travase Chew witnessed the importance of interaction with visitors as he learned about the exhibits and how to interpret them. Combing the beach for fossils intrigued Brandon Tilley, after first touring the Paleo Gallery to see how fossils are prepared, catalogued, cared for, and displayed. Rachel observed and assisted with the museum aquarium specimens, which has sparked an interest to this field of study. “I haven’t seen Rachel talk this much about something school related in years,” said Cindy Dixon, Rachel’s mother.
Sponsored by the Calvert County Mentoring Partnership, the 3rd Annual Job Shadow Day provided career exploration activities and was very rewarding for students and CMM staff members.
Join the Calvert Marine Museum in celebrating 40 years of excellence in 2010. The museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for seniors and military with valid I.D., and $2.00 for children ages 5 – 12; children under 5 are free. For a complete listing of museum activities and programs, visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or call 410-326-2042 ext. 41 for more information. Become a fan on Facebook