Through the program, museum instructors travel to local schools in north Brooklyn to teach students about the history of the USS Monitor, a Civil War-era steamship that was built on the Greenpoint waterfront.
Initial Road Show award ceremonies took place at the Church of the Ascension. Starting with the 2012-2013 school year, the museum relocated to a classroom inside PS 110 The Monitor School.
But due to growing attendance at PS 110, the museum relocated to MS 126 The John Ericsson School, which had the availability of classroom space. The school is named after the Swedish immigrant engineer who designed the USS Monitor.
This year’s Road Show award ceremony, honoring student projects that reflect on what they learned in the program, took place on last month. Students from PS 31, PS 110 and MS 126 were recognized for their projects.
Students, parents and teachers enjoyed refreshments, Civil War-era music and a slide show, which updated the community on the museum’s Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF) project to restore the shoreline at its proposed site.
The project includes engineering design, construction drawings and permitting for the stabilization of the eroding shoreline, which was impacted during Superstorm Sandy.