Educational Resource Kits

The following educational resource kits may be borrowed free of charge for a period of two weeks:

Ohio Lighthouses
This kit contains information on Sandusky area lighthouses, as well as other lighthouses in Ohio. A teacherís manual with lesson plans, models of a lightship and fresnal lens, video, DVD and photographs of the Sandusky area light houses are also included.

The Underground Railroad: The Sandusky Connection
Explore the history of the Underground Railroad in Sandusky and the boats used by the local abolitionists to transport escaping slaves to Canada. This wooden trunk includes a teacherís manual with lesson plans, reproduction artifacts, games, videos and slides of Sanduskyís Underground Railroad sites.

Commercial Shipping
Developed by the Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute, this trunk includes a teacherís manual with lesson plans for grades K-8, childrenís literature, cargo samples, Great Lakes floor map, posters, maps, CDs, DVD and powerpoint presentations on Great Lakes shipping.

Johnsonís Island During the Civil War
Reproduction artifacts, maps, and videos illustrate the history of the Civil War prison on this island in the Sandusky Bay.

Wetlands
Explore the areaís wetlands through activities associated with the fish, flora and fauna of the wetlands. Molds to make animal tracks are included in this kit.

Educational resource kits may be borrowed by teachers and educators free of charge for two weeks at a time.

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