Vintage/Retired GS badges and memorabilia
1. What is a lighthouse and lightship? Where are they located? How could you tell one apart from another?
2. In the United States, most lighthouses are maintained by the National Park Service or the US Coast Guard. Find out about these organizations. http://www.nps.gov/ http://www.uscg.mil/
3. Find out about the history of lighthouses and lightships. http://www.uscg.mil/hq/gcp/history/LHevolution.html http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-cp/history/h_lightships.html http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-cp/history/h_lightships.html
4. Learn the lighthouse terminology. http://www.uscg.mil/hq/gcp/history/WEBLIGHTHOUSES/lighthouse_curriculum.html" class="redactor-linkify-object">http://www.uscg.mil/hq/gcp/history/WEBLIGHTHOUSES/...
5. Learn about the first known lighthouse, one of the seven wonders of the world. http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/wonders/pharos.html
6. Find out interesting facts about lighthouses and share with others. http://www.uscg.mil/hq/gcp/history/h_lighthousefacts.html http://www.geocities.com/zonianbhs66/interestinglh... http://www.geocities.com/zonianbhs66/lighthousesin...
7. Read stories about haunted lighthouses and lighthouse lore. http://seadrift.tripod.com/lighthouse7.html http://www.jacksjoint.com/seatales.htm
1. Find out how technology was important in the development of lighthouses and lightships.
2. Pick an area near where you live, or would like to visit, and find out what lighthouses still exist and whether you can visit them. Locate these on a map and see what bodies of water they are serving. Visit the lighthouse in person or online. http://www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/ltsum.htm
3. Learn about the different types of lighthouses. Find out what kind the lighthouse you selected is. http://www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/constype/constype.h...
4. Find out about the different lenses used in lighthouses and how they work.
1. Find out about careers in the Coast Guard. What jobs are there that relate directly to maintaining lighthouses and light stations? http://www.uscg.mil/hq/recruit/recruit.htm
2. Find out about careers in the National Park Service. http://www.nps.gov/training/carfield.htm
3. Find out about Maritime Academies in the United States. What are the requirements to be admitted? What types of careers does this prepare you for? http://www.halpc.org/~nugent/school.html
4. Learn about at least one female Lighthouse Keeper. http://www.vais.net/~cypress/ida.htm
5. Find out about Maritime careers http://www.maritimejobs.com/
1. Find out about the American Lighthouse Foundation or the United States Lighthouse Society. Make a display about their duties and their preservation efforts. http://www.lighthousefoundation.org/ http://www.maine.com/lights/uslhs.htm
2. Share what you have learned about Lighthouses with a Daisy, Brownie or Junior Troop. Present the corresponding Lighthouse program.
3. Shore erosion is one of the major threats to lighthouses today. If you are close enough to the shore, take part in Dune Grass planting or some other program that helps to reduce shore erosion.
4. Contact the lighthouse that you are interested in, and ask them what type of service is needed and help.
5. Contact the NJ Lighthouse Society and volunteer to help. http://njlhs.burlco.org/ Resources: Lighthouse Organizations - http://www.maine.com/lights/orgs.htm National Lighthouse Center and Museum - http://www.lighthousemuseum.org/lighthouse.htm National Lighthouse Center and Museum links to Lighthouse resources - http://www.lighthousemuseum.org/links.htm
Written by: Kay Schechter, Cadette Troop #996 / Senior Troop #399