Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Outdoor Classroom

Island resident, Elizabeth Hanrahan, along with the Ocracoke Foundation is again offering free summer programs for children (and parents) in grades 3 -7. Topics include
  1. How to read a NC Beach,
  2. Wetland Metaphors,
  3. Estuaries: where the rivers meet the sea,
  4. The Incredible Journey (a water cycle game).
The 90 minute programs begin at 10 am, and are held at the former Coast Guard Station, now the campus of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT). More information is available here: http://www.ocracokefoundation.org/outdoor-classroom-2015-programs/.

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter tells the delightful story of the 19th century "Stovepipe Hat" wreck. It has been told for years in books & magazines, but it probably never happened. You can read the story (and my research) here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news072115.htm

10 comments:

  1. That's really fantastic!

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  2. Yes, I would have loved to be involved with that!

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  3. Philip, I told my mother you posted about this. She says thanks for the support.

    When will you be at the shop? Would like to stop by and say hello.

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    1. I only occasionally "wander" through the Village Craftsmen. Just ask the clerk for my cell number. You may have to explain that it's OK with me for them to give it out.

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  4. Will do. Thanks... I will be at the Ocracoke Bar & Grill today, so will try to remember to make a stop by the Village Craftsman before.

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  5. Anonymous4:48 PM

    I am so glad this site has kept the daily subjects to safe ones lately. Sometimes I would read your blog and there would be something that irritated someone, then they would let you know it, then someone else would chime in and make it worse. Someone would call visitors a name and on and on. This is nice. Informative. Safe. The daily replies are easier on the mind now. Thank you. It always has been a nice site to read but it can be stirred up in an instant....dedicated readers have all seen it.

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    1. I am glad you enjoy reading our Journal. My goal is simply to share daily island life and Ocracoke history. I never choose topics just to be provocative. But some people look for reasons to grind axes. Only occasionally do I delete comments. Of course, not reading the comments is always an option. Thanks for civil discourse.

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  6. Anonymous6:05 AM

    I am in my 60's and I would love to attend that class!
    Sounds great.

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  7. Marie from PA8:45 AM

    I don't believe Philip writes this blog to be controversial. These are just very informative pieces about a very special, unique and beautiful place But it seems people can find "irritants" in just about anything if they want. My wonder is why they need to voice them on this obviously non-controversial site? There are plenty of other sites out there that love that banter. As for Elizabeth, my husband and I have attended several of her classes. (We are 60!) She is a passionate, well informed, lovely lady. We have enjoyed every class we have taken and look forward to attending at least one each time we visit. As always, thank you Philip for all your stories and keeping us tied to our happy place!

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    1. Thank you kindly for your comments.

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