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A Commitment to Lighthouse Education

As one of best preserved and authentic light stations in the country, the Ponce De Leon Leon Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association is dedicated to preservation and dissemination of the maritime and social history of this important National Historic Landmark. 
In pursuance with this goal, the Lighthouse and Museum
offers a wide-range of educational programs to local school groups free of charge. Developed by teachers and school administrators, these important programs include a multitude of interactive workshops, activities, and presentations designed for children of all ages and abilities. 

Often developed in cooperation with Volusia County School District teachers, subject area specialists, and administrators, the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse strives to meet the ongoing needs of local teachers and students whenever possible. 

We encourage all teachers to explore all of the Association's educational offerings by following the navigational tabs at the top of this page. 

Available Lighthouse Educational Programs Include:
  • Guided Tours of the Lighthouse and Museum.
  • Thematic Focus Units (learning centers)
  • Interactive On-Site Activities and Workshops
  • Lectures 
  • Special Presentations 
  • Traveling Exhibits
  • Educational Outreach Programming
  • Online Teacher Resources
  • Living History Interpretations
  • And More!

NEW For 2017-2018: School Tour Transportation Grant: 

The Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse is pleased to announce that public and private school groups may apply for a $100 grant when they schedule an onsite group tour during the 2017-2018 school year to help cover the cost of bus transportation to from the historic light station. Funded through the generous contribution of the Paul B. Hunter and Constance D. Hunter Cheritable Foundation, the Preservation Association hopes this generous grant will help defer the cost of transportation that prevents many schools from visiting our wonderful light station and museum. 

Limited to one per school, only ten grants are available for the upcoming school year. All transportation grants will be awarded on a first come first serve basis. School tours must be scheduled prior to applying. Please contact Program Manager Mary Wentzel at (386) 761-1821 ext. 18, or by email at mwentzel@ponceinlet.org for more details.  

Feedback regarding existing lessons or lessons addressing topics not already covered are encouraged. Please direct all educational related comments to Programs Manager Mary Wentzel at mwentzel@ponceinlet.org.