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Educational Outreach Programming

In addition to its on-site educational activities and events, the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association actively promotes historic and cultural awareness through its many educational outreach programs. Providing off-site opportunities for students, teachers, and local groups to learn about lighthouse and regional history, these important programs serve as a highly effective means of fostering public appreciation for both our endangered historic resources and their need for continued preservation.

Established in response to increasingly restrictive budgets throughout the public and private school systems, the Association's outreach program brings the Lighthouse to those who cannot experience the site firsthand or those who plan to visit the Light Station in the future. Developed by certified and/or retired teachers, these important programs provide students an interactive and meaningful way to learn about the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse without ever leaving their classroom.

The Association will continue to expand its off-site educational offerings as the full impact of the economic downturn and subsequent budgetary cuts are felt throughout the school system. Educational outreach programs currently available to local schools include the United States Light House Establishment (U.S.L.H.E.) Traveling Library Program, the Stephen Crane/Cuban Filibustering Traveling Exhibit, and the ever-popular Keeper in the Classroom Lecture Series. Additional programs are scheduled for unveiling in the coming year. As with all the Association's educational offerings, all outreach programs are provided to Volusia County public and private schools free of charge. 

Educational Outreach programs are provided to all Volusia County private and public schools free of charge. Contact Programs Manager Mary Wentzel by phone at (386) 761-1821 ext. 18 or via email at mwentzel@ponceinlet.org for more information regarding available programs and scheduling a presentation in you school. 

Please select one of the links below for more information about specific programs currently available from the Lighthouse.

Currently Available Educational Outreach Programs: 

        U.S.L.H.E. Traveling Library Program

        Keeper in the Classroom

        Filibustering to Cuba Traveling Exhibit