In addition to its permanent museum exhibits, the Preservation Association provides visitors with the unique opportunity to participate in numerous educational activities and workshops throughout the year. Designed for people of all ages, on-site educational workshops and activities provide a fun and interactive way for Lighthouse guests to make the most of their visit to this important National Historic Landmark.
Presented by Lighthouse staff and volunteers, on-site workshops and activities are offered at no additional charge to the general public on specific dates throughout the year including National Lighthouse Day, Florida Lighthouse Day, Memorial Day, and the 4th of July.
Special Interest Educational Youth Programs
In addition to its many programs for the general public, the Preservation Association also hosts thematic-based events designed especially for children including Home School Day and Girl Scout Day. Developed in accordance with Florida's Sunshine State Standards by professional educators special interest events are offered at an additional charge on a first come first served basis. Although closed to the general public and requiring per-registration to participate, these unique educational programs do not interfere with the normal day to day operations of the Light Station which remains open to the general public throughout the day of the event.
Special Events at the Lighthouse
The Lighthouse schedules numerous special events throughout the year that require membership or preregistration to participate. Events within this category include exhibit openings, fundraisers, and special interest group tours including Climb to the Moon and Climb with the Keepers. .
Off-Site Educational Outreach and Community Events
The Preservation Association promotes public appreciation for the Ponce De Leon Inlet Light Station and Museum offsite through a wide variety of community and educational outreach events. Providing local civic, municipal, and educational organizations the opportunity to learn the maritime and social history of this National Historic Landmark, outreach programming has become one of the Association's most popular educational offerings.
These important programs serve the Preservation Association well in its efforts to increase public awareness of the Light Station's unique role in regional, lighthouse, and maritime history while simultaneously garnering support for the site's continued preservation for present and future generations.
Established in response to increasingly restrictive educational budgets and the need to promote public awareness of this important cultural asset within the community, the Association's many outreach programs bring the Lighthouse to those who cannot visit it themselves and to public venues where individuals can learn about the museum and its many offerings.