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  • Pass around the sextant
  • Bring map of tampa bay
  • Sea life, land builders, hazards to shipping
  • Sea life, land builders, hazards to shipping
  • Island odyssey onscreen

    1. 1. Island Odyssey A Mix of Island Culture, Heritage, Science and Natural History
    2. 2. MONDAY <ul><li>TODAY’S BIBLE STORY: Paul & Barnabus sailing to Cyprus </li></ul><ul><li>THEME: Sailing the seas </li></ul>Jamaica
    3. 3. Jamaica
    4. 4. Where is Jamaica?
    5. 5. How do you get there? <ul><li>Today – by airplane or cruise ship </li></ul>
    6. 6. In earlier times? <ul><li>by sailing ship </li></ul>
    7. 7. Sailing <ul><li>Have you ever been sailing? </li></ul>
    8. 8. Kids Sailing Squadron
    9. 9. Sailing Facts <ul><li>Parts of a sailboat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deck </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hull </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rudder </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Boating Terms <ul><li>Bow (front / forward) </li></ul><ul><li>Stern (back / aft) </li></ul><ul><li>Port (left) </li></ul><ul><li>Starboard (right) </li></ul>
    11. 11. Sailing Video
    12. 12. See you tomorrow!
    13. 13. TUESDAY <ul><li>TODAY’S BIBLE STORY: Sailing in a storm, losing your direction; Paul was imprisoned for his faith </li></ul><ul><li>THEME: Maritime Wayfinding </li></ul>Barbados
    14. 14. Barbados
    15. 15. Where is Barbados?
    16. 16. What is Wayfinding? <ul><li>Have you ever been lost? </li></ul><ul><li>How did you feel? </li></ul><ul><li>How did you find your way home? </li></ul><ul><li>Did someone help or were you alone? </li></ul>
    17. 17. Tools of Wayfinding <ul><li>Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Compass </li></ul>
    18. 18. Tools of Wayfinding <ul><li>Sextant / Octant </li></ul><ul><li>Celestial navigation </li></ul>
    19. 19. Tools of Wayfinding <ul><li>Lead and Line </li></ul>
    20. 20. Tools of Wayfinding <ul><li>SONAR - depth </li></ul>
    21. 21. Tools of Wayfinding <ul><li>GPS </li></ul><ul><li>LORAN </li></ul>
    22. 22. Wayfinding Activity <ul><li>Draw a map of your neighborhood. </li></ul><ul><li>How do you get to your park or playground? </li></ul>
    23. 23. Think About It <ul><li>How do you make sure you don’t lose your direction? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the hazards in our lives? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we avoid danger? </li></ul>
    24. 24. See you tomorrow!
    25. 25. WEDNESDAY <ul><li>TODAY’S BIBLE STORY: Shipwrecked on Malta </li></ul><ul><li>THEME: Reefs and Other Maritime Hazards; Hospitality </li></ul>Trinidad
    26. 26. Trinidad
    27. 27. Where is Trinidad? <ul><li>Trinidad & Tobago </li></ul>
    28. 28. Reefs & Wrecks
    29. 29. Reefs <ul><li>Reefs are full of life! </li></ul>
    30. 30. Florida’s Reefs
    31. 31. Reefs Build Land
    32. 32. Wrecks of Florida
    33. 33. See you tomorrow!
    34. 34. THURSDAY: Robben Island <ul><li>TODAY’S BIBLE STORY: St. John was imprisoned for speaking about his faith </li></ul><ul><li>THEME: Guiding Light </li></ul>
    35. 35. Where is Robben Island?
    36. 36. Capetown Scenes Table Mountain overlooking Capetown, South Africa
    37. 37. Capetown at Night View from Table Mountain at dusk Robben Island
    38. 38. What’s there? <ul><li>Robben is Dutch for “seal” </li></ul><ul><li>A colony of Robben Island penguins </li></ul>
    39. 39. What else? <ul><li>A lighthouse </li></ul><ul><li>A prison & leper colony </li></ul>
    40. 40. Nelson Mandela, a prisoner <ul><li>“ Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.” – Nelson Mandela </li></ul>
    41. 41. Back to that Lighthouse… <ul><li>Robben Island lighthouse </li></ul>
    42. 42. Lighthouses of Florida <ul><li>Lights at night </li></ul><ul><li>Stripes and colors during the day </li></ul>
    43. 43. Lighthouses of Florida
    44. 44. Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Ponce Inlet is Florida’s tallest 203 steps to the top of the 175 foot tall tower
    45. 45. Lighthouses of the Keys Alligator Reef Light Fowey Rocks Light
    46. 46. The Fresnel lens <ul><li>Prisms focus and concentrate the light, making it stronger. </li></ul>
    47. 47. Think About It <ul><li>Isn’t Jesus like a lighthouse… showing us the way and warning us of danger? </li></ul><ul><li>Isn’t the Bible like a Fresnel lens… bringing God’s message into focus for us? </li></ul>
    48. 48. False Imprisonment <ul><li>Imprisoned for what you say or believe </li></ul><ul><li>The Apostles Paul, John and other biblical heroes were imprisoned for their beliefs. </li></ul><ul><li>Nelson Mandela and others at Robben Island were political prisoners – jailed because of what they said and believed. </li></ul>
    49. 49. U.S. Island Prisons: <ul><li>Alcatraz in San Francisco – a former Federal prison </li></ul><ul><li>Ft. Jefferson, Dry Tortugas – Dr. Samuel Mudd who treated President Lincoln’s assassin </li></ul><ul><li>Egmont Key in Tampa Bay – Seminole Indians and, later, Confederate POWs </li></ul>
    50. 50. See you tomorrow!
    51. 51. FRIDAY: Fiji <ul><li>TODAY’S BIBLE STORY: Good news for everyone! </li></ul><ul><li>THEME: Share God’s love with the world. </li></ul>
    52. 52. Where is Fiji?
    53. 53. About Fiji
    54. 54. Share God’s love with whom? <ul><li>Our neighbors </li></ul>Sarasota
    55. 55. It has been fun!