At-Home Arts & Culture Experiences For AllApr 07, 2020 Blog Neoscape
Boston’s cultural institutions are creating a bridge to the outside world from the safety of convenient, at-home online programs. The Mark’s luxury waterfront condos can be the home base for studying the nearby harbor and surrounding environs at the Ocean Science After School Program, satiating curiosity about the physical universe with MOSatHome from the Museum of Science, and enjoying digital content and weekly Zoom check-ins for families and teens, courtesy of the Institute of Contemporary Art.
The Ocean Science After School Program at Piers Park Sailing Center is helping students to explore Boston’s sea-based environment and history. “Piers Park Sailing Center’s mission is to foster inclusive empowerment through marine science and community sailing,” and they’re doing that with a number of online activities and resources for at-home learning. Through at least May 4, 2020, and perhaps longer if there’s a need, the center will provide “inclusive and accessible recreational, educational, and personal growth opportunities for people of all ages, abilities, and identities” through activities such as chart reading, ocean zone lessons, and boat design classes—all with printable booklets, guides, and resources to accompany each adventure or class.
The Museum of Science brings science home via its Daily Live Stream. Hosted by museum educators, these informative presentations and lectures are fun and lively science-based learning for the whole family. The museum’s MOSatHome program also offers STEM Beyond School: a research-based curriculum designed to motivate PreK-8th grade students to solve real-world challenges and “discover their inner engineer.”
The Institute of Contemporary Art features digital content and weekly Zoom check-ins. They also regularly update their Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter channels with additional content and digital resources about the art and artists featured at the Institute, as well as interesting approaches to the creative process that encourage viewers to participate at home. Their Video + Audio collection previews exhibitions, showcases conversations between museum curators and artists, and even includes studio visits.
You can even digitally connect with The Mark at this time, as the sales team is now accepting virtual appointments.