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Summer is coming to an end and it’s time for the kids to start heading back to school. This year, however, is a whole different ball game. School year 2020 does not look like the rest. This is a year where homeschool and virtual learning will take precedence over a live classroom. There will be challenges but there are also many benefits and freedoms to remote learning. Bald Head Island is a great place for virtual schooling as well as some hands-on learning.
Bald Head Island is known for being a carefree and car-free vacation destination. It’s a place where families can enjoy plenty of crowd-free spaces that are ideal for social distancing. Once checked in to a long-term Bald Head Island Vacation Rental you will feel right at home with cozy accommodations that are perfect for virtual schooling.
After the 20-minute ferry ride to the island you will notice right away that physical education is taken care of. Cars are not permitted so you will be walking or biking to all your destinations. You will love walking or running down the island’s 14-miles of white sand beaches. Not to mention kayaking and paddle boarding through acres of protected marsh. It’s a great way to keep your child physically active.
The Bald Head Island Conservancy is a great program for parents who are looking to add hands on learning to virtual schooling. Along with their sea turtle program, the Conservancy fosters a community of growing conservationists through programs such as the Next Generation Club. This club is designed to immerse children up to age 18 into an environmental learning experience from a distance and teach them how they can make a difference starting in their own home. Check out the monthly schedule of programs and tours including tidal exploration, hands-on dissection, night surf fishing and more!
Bald Head Island is a great place to make history come alive! The most iconic historical site on the island is Old Baldy, the state’s oldest lighthouse, which has marked the mouth of the Cape Fear River since 1817. Explore the Smith Island Museum on the grounds of Old Baldy containing artifacts that explain about the island’s rich maritime past. Students can get a math lesson in as well by counting the 108 steps it takes to climb to the top of the lighthouse.
While all these ways of hands on learning are important, what’s most important is the safety and security of our children. On the Island you can maintain plenty of distance from the crowds. You will also have plenty of quite time for virtual schooling. Bring remote learning to Bald Head Island and be surrounded by nature which promotes a relaxed, stress-free environment that is so important for learning.
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