Fire Island Lighthouse

Groups can explore the Fire Island Lighthouse and visit nature trails and the surrounding bay and ocean. Learn about the lighthouse’s history, discover the life of lighthouse keepers, and understand the significance of preserving maritime history. Guided tours of the tower are available, and can include a United States Life Saving Service lecture, a nature walk, and pre-visit materials.

contact info

Hrs: Vary

School

On a field trip to the lighthouse, students can see a panoramic view from the top of the tower, explore interactive exhibit on the daily life of lighthouse keepers, visit the Lens building, or walk to the boathouse. During the school year, the lighthouse offers special tours during weekday mornings that are designed to accommodate the fourth grade Common Core Curriculum. The program includes a guided tower climb, a lecture and demonstration on USLSS, and a nature component, which may be a guided nature walk, depending on availability.

supports classroom learning in:
Science, Social Studies.

topics covered:
Maritime history, Nature.

contact info
Name: Group Sales
Phone: (631) 661-4876
Email: programs@fireislandlighthouse.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 50. max for students, 15 max. scouts Program Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Terrace area available. Cost: Fee

Lighthouse Lesson Plan

The first known lighthouse was the Pharos of Alexandria, Egypt. Ptolemy I and his son, Ptolemy II, constructed it between 300 and 280 BC. It stood about 450 feet high. This lighthouse was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was destroyed in stages by invaders and earthquakes, being destroyed in the 1300s.

There were never more than about 850 lighthouses in operation at once, although about 1,500 were constructed in this country over the years—the hey-day being about 1910.

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Fire Island Lighthouse

Groups can explore the Fire Island Lighthouse and visit nature trails and the surrounding bay and ocean. Learn about the lighthouse’s history, discover the life of lighthouse keepers, and understand the significance of preserving maritime history. Guided tours of the tower are available, and can include a United States Life Saving Service lecture, a nature walk, and pre-visit materials.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Scouts

On a field trip to the lighthouse, scouts can see a panoramic view from the top of the tower, explore interactive exhibit on the daily life of lighthouse keepers, visit the Lens building, or walk to the boathouse. During the school year, a special program is available for scouts on weekend mornings, which includes a 40-minute guided tour to the top of the lighthouse.

supports scout badges in:
Science, Social Studies.

topics covered:
Maritime history, Nature.

contact info
Name: Group Sales
Phone: (631) 661-4876
Email: programs@fireislandlighthouse.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 maximum Program Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Terrace area available. Cost: Fee

Lighthouse Lesson Plan

The first known lighthouse was the Pharos of Alexandria, Egypt. Ptolemy I and his son, Ptolemy II, constructed it between 300 and 280 BC. It stood about 450 feet high. This lighthouse was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was destroyed in stages by invaders and earthquakes, being destroyed in the 1300s.

There were never more than about 850 lighthouses in operation at once, although about 1,500 were constructed in this country over the years—the hey-day being about 1910.

View Lesson Plan>>

Fire Island Lighthouse

Groups can explore the Fire Island Lighthouse and visit nature trails and the surrounding bay and ocean. Learn about the lighthouse’s history, discover the life of lighthouse keepers, and understand the significance of preserving maritime history. Guided tours of the tower are available, and can include a United States Life Saving Service lecture, a nature walk, and pre-visit materials.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Homeschool

On a field trip to the lighthouse, students can see a panoramic view from the top of the tower, explore interactive exhibit on the daily life of lighthouse keepers, visit the Lens building, or walk to the boathouse. During the school year, the lighthouse offers special tours during weekday mornings that are designed to accommodate the fourth grade Common Core Curriculum. The program includes a guided tower climb, a lecture and demonstration on USLSS, and a nature component, which may be a guided nature walk, depending on availability.

supports classroom learning in:
Science, Social Studies.

topics covered:
Maritime history, Nature.

contact info
Name: Group Sales
Phone: (631) 661-4876
Email: programs@fireislandlighthouse.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 50 maximum Program Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Terrace area available. Cost: Fee

Lighthouse Lesson Plan

The first known lighthouse was the Pharos of Alexandria, Egypt. Ptolemy I and his son, Ptolemy II, constructed it between 300 and 280 BC. It stood about 450 feet high. This lighthouse was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was destroyed in stages by invaders and earthquakes, being destroyed in the 1300s.

There were never more than about 850 lighthouses in operation at once, although about 1,500 were constructed in this country over the years—the hey-day being about 1910.

View Lesson Plan>>

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