Please contact our Education and Engagement Coordinator, Andrew Pressly, for more information.


The Florida Maritime Museum currently offers two engaging educational outreach programs in the form of traveling trunks. These programs are developed with a focus on Florida’s maritime history and an eye towards current standards and can be modified as needed to suit grades 4 through 12.


These standards-based programs include a pre-visit worksheet, an overview with FMM staff, and use of a traveling trunk.


Marine Archaeology

This program covers the entire process of researching, locating, excavating and preserving a shipwreck and the artifacts from it. Depending on the age group targeted, it can range from a fun hands on activity that will help build basic spatial orientation skills and pattern recognition to an in depth project spanning 2-3 weeks and involving actual research, information and database management. In either case, students learn about marine archaeology, why it is important, and a brief experiential overview of how the process works, start to finish.

“I loved the real world applications of math and the challenges that students had to solve.
Getting students to think while having fun is the key. This project does that!”

Florida Maritime Museum is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

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