ON THE WATER FIELD TRIP

Park Campus

Sail Aboard the Skipjack, Wilma Lee

Set sail aboard AMM’s floating classroom, the historic skipjack, Wilma Lee, to dredge for oysters and experience what life was like living on the water in the 1800s. Test water quality above an oyster reef and see what biodiversity lives below in this immersive, STEM-based program!

Come explore the waterways and tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay, become familiar with skipjack terminology and watermen tools, and discover your maritime history! Students will be actively engaged in water quality testing, map investigations, and Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) concepts, all while enjoying the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. Dredge for oysters, raise the sails, and feel the Bay breezes aboard the one and only, Wilma Lee!

Our Wilma Lee Education Program is available for school groups, scout troops, Homeschool Co-ops, and other youth groups (5th grade and older). Cost is $18/participant, $700 minimum, for up to 2 hours (35 person max). Wilma Lee programs are available April-October.

To book a Wilma Lee Education Program, please complete the inquiry form here.


Sail & STEM

For larger groups, combine a sail onboard Wilma Lee with one of our Chesapeake Challenges.

  • Cost: $1000 for up to 70 participants (students and adults)
  • Location: Park Campus
  • Time: 3.5 Hours (includes time for lunch on land)
Park Campus

Kayaking

  • Capacity: Best with 8-12 students, max 18 participants (4th grade and up)
  • Cost: Starting at $18 / Participant
  • Location: Park Campus
  • Time: 2 hours minimum

Learn basic kayaking skills and tour Back Creek while discussing the ecology, history, and health of the Chesapeake Bay.

Annapolis City Dock

Critter Cruise (in partnership with Watermark Cruises)

  • Capacity: Minimum 40 students
  • Cost: $15/Student & $20/Adult (* 1 free adult per 20 students)
  • Location: Annapolis City Dock
  • Time: 1 hour

Climb aboard the Harbor Queen and spend an hour on the water getting up close and personal with fascinating Chesapeake Bay critters including crabs, fish, and eels! Programs are booked through Watermark at STEM – Watermark (watermarkjourney.com)

Annapolis City Dock

Chesapeake 101 (in partnership with Watermark Cruises)​

    • Capacity: 15-100 Students
    • Cost: $18/Student & $23/Adult (1 free adult per 20 students)
    • Location: Park Campus
    • Time: 2 hours + 40 minute cruise

    Chesapeake 101 includes a 2 hour program at either our Museum or Park campus and a 40 minute narrated cruise on the Harbor Queen. Students may have lunch either at the Park or onboard the Harbor Queen. Programs are booked through Watermark.

    ANNAPOLIS MARITIME MUSEUM & PARK

    • Groups of up to 80 students will choose 2 stations and 1 Chesapeake Challenge
    • Groups of 81 – 100 students will choose 2 Chesapeake Challenges

    HARBOR QUEEN CRUISE Students board the Harbor Queen to cruise the waters around the historic Annapolis harbor. History, navigation, and architecture are included in this 40-minute narrated program. Programs are booked through Watermark at STEM – Watermark (watermarkjourney.com)