School Programs

Find Community-based Educational School Programs BrowardFort Lauderdale Community-based Educational School Programs Bonnet House offers 5 interdisciplinary community-based programs designed to enrich classroom curriculum, meet Florida Core Standards, reinforce character education and offer FCAT activities. These programs are tailored to various grade levels and interests. Bonnet House education programs are designed for educators who are seeking assistance in meeting today's education demands. These education programs: - Meet the Florida Core Standards - Contain FCAT- compliant activities - Integrate character education - Involve hands-on activities - Provide various choices of curriculum enrichment - Conform to the National Trust for Historic Preservation curriculum guidelines BONNET HOUSE MUSEUM & GARDENS BECON DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMS 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR To sign up, see dates and content for programs go to:

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School Education Programs

IMAGES AND IMPRESSIONS OF THE BONNET HOUSE Novice or experienced art students will find inspiration at Bonnet House Museum. The creativity of the Bartlett family makes this home truly unique. Throughout the main house, you will see murals on the ceilings, faux marble on the walls and floors. On the estate grounds students will become acquainted with the ecology, history, design and preservation of this unique thirty-five acres. In conclusion students will have the opportunity of creating their own artwork with the help of one of Bonnet House Fine Art Teachers. Follow up sessions can be provided. Cost: $8.00 per student ($1.00 for follow-up visits) Program Length: 2 hours Register Online page_break BIRCH BONNET BARRIER ISLAND BEAT ABOUT Bring the classroom out to the field! The Bonnet House estate and Hugh Taylor Birch State Recreation Park provide unique sites for field study of environmental history. The textbook comes to life through the observation of various native and exotic species, discussions of environmental issues and participation in hands on activities and experiments on the barrier island, along with the wonder of the historic structures themselves. Cost: $10.00 per student Program Length: 3 hours Register Online page_break AN ECO HERE AND AN ECO THERE Investigate the various ecosystems of South Florida on the estate's grounds. This unusual site for a field investigation allows for exploration of rare natural habitats and inspiration from Bonnet House itself. Cost: $8.00 per student Program Length: 3 hours Register Online page_break AN OLD SOUTH FLORIDA PORTRAIT Explore two historic homes of the early 20th century! Discover the different lifestyles of two families who lived on New River and Fort Lauderdale Beach and uncover the importance of historic preservation. Examine state and local history while witnessing the environmental impact on the historical sites of Bonnet House and Stranahan House. Cost: $12.00 per student Program Length: 3 hours Register Online page_break TIME TRAVEL AT BONNET HOUSE - A MULTICULTURAL PAST Walk the trails and cross paths of earlier inhabitants of Fort Lauderdale beach—learn how ancient Indians, Spanish Explorers, African-Americans, a 19th Century real estate tycoon, two 20th century artists and a poet came together through the years to create one of South Florida’s most treasured legacies. Cost: $8.00 per student Program Length: 2 hours Register Online page_break THE LAST EGRET Bonnet House Museum & Gardens and Historic Stranahan House partner to present a unique, exciting program based on Harvey Oyer’s book, The Adventures of Charlie Pierce The Last Egret.  This program explores pioneer life as experienced by Charlie, a young boy growing up in the untamed wilderness of Florida.  Students will step back in time as they learn colorful tales of Seminoles and early citizens.  As ‘pioneers’ students will ‘barter’ for supplies at Frank Stranahan’s Trading Post and participate in hands-on activities, including water testing and butter making.  Valuable science lessons include a presentation about the Barrier Island Eco Systems and its sensitive food chain. Cost: $12.00 per student Program Length: 3 hours Register Online page_break General Information

Education Programs: There is a maximum number of 60 students per day, but multiple days can be booked throughout the school year.

Payment: Fees are due before or on the day of the program (check or cash). Classroom teachers and 1 chaperone for every 10 students are complimentary. Additional chaperones each pay the student fee.

Available Funds: Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is an approved cultural institution for the School Board of Broward County's Supplemental Arts and Sciences Program (SASP). Check with your School Bookkeeper for available funds.

Audience: These programs are available to private and public schools, civic organizations and organized home school groups.


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CONTACT: Education Department of Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Linda Schaller at 954-563-5393 x 137 or

page_break Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Affairs Council and the Children's Services Board.

Support for Education Programs provided by The William R. Watts Foundation, BBX Capital Foundation, and the Joe Sonken Charitable Trust.