School & Teacher Programs

Education Programs

Fort Lauderdale Education Programs

Bonnet House Mission Statement:
Celebrating the story of Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett, we preserve the art, history, and nature of Bonnet House, providing inspiration and respite for all.

Our Educational Programming enlivens our Mission Statement and supports Florida’s B.E.S.T. Standards by offering onsite classes, field trips, and virtual lessons in Florida History, Nature, Art, and Design,

Step back in time and experience a rare piece of old South Florida. You will walk the footpaths of the Birch and Bartlett families and cross the paths of much earlier inhabitants of this area such as the Tequesta people, who occupied these coastal areas from 2000 BC to 1700 AD. The area was also visited by European explorers around 1500 AD and a House of Refuge was built on the beach here in 1876 as a shelter for shipwrecked sailors and a stopover for the barefoot mailmen.

These education programs:
• Align to the Florida B.E.S.T. Standards
• 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 DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMS

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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

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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: 2 hours

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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

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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: 4 hours

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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 (954) 703-2606 or click here.

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.

Teachers

COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSION FOR BROWARD COUNTY TEACHERS

BROWARD COUNTY TEACHERS, show your school identification at our Welcome Center and receive a complimentary admission. Any guest you bring with you will receive $1.00 discount off their admission. No other discounts apply.

Public Tour Hours

Self-Guided Tours Using Your Mobile Device:  Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 3 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm.

For more information, please call (954) 703-2606 or click here.