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Education

SPLKA believes that the youth of today will be the caretakers of our maritime history tomorrow.

To support that belief and to aid our mission, we welcome educational visits from all sizes and types of school groups. If you are interested in setting up a tour for your students or another type of large group, please fill out the School & Group Tour Request Form below. The Operations Manager will be in touch to coordinate a date and time that will suit your needs.

We appreciate you scheduling your group visit in advance so that we may ensure the lighthouses are appropriately staffed. Due to the popularity of our lights and the busy areas they are located within, those who do not make prior arrangements risk the chance of missing out on our group rates. We hope to create meaningful and enjoyable learning experiences for all of our visitors, and we encourage youth volunteerism and interest in any of our lights.

Email us to learn more about our educational tools and resources - office@splka.org 

SCHEDULE A SCHOOL OR GROUP LIGHTHOUSE TOUR

School & Group Request Forms can be electronically filled and submitted online. To download and print a PDF version, please click here.

It is the mission of the Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association to preserve, promote, and educate the public about our four lighthouses on the shore of Lake Michigan. The following materials were developed to help us fulfill this mission. We hope you find these resources useful and enjoy learning about our lights.

  1. Pre and Post visit Activities for Teachers

LESSON PLANS

The following lesson plans were developed by educators and linked to Michigan Content Standards.

VIRTUAL TOURS

Take a virtual tour of our lights or perhaps you would like to visit the Escape Room.

CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

Pages of fun activities for children to use as they learn about our lighthouses.

PRINT RESOURCES

  1. Book List
  2. Vocabulary List
  3. Water Levels of the Great Lakes
  4. KWL Form
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