In the Fall of 2017 we are starting a new adventure. Partnering with 4-H to bring the Community Boat Project experience to Quilcene as an after school program.
In conjunction with staff from 4-H and Quilcene Schools we will be offering Boatbuilding, Sailing and Outdoors Science components throughout the school year.
“Let every individual and institution now think and act as a responsible trustee of Earth, seeking choices in ecology, economics and ethics that will provide a sustainable future, eliminate pollution, poverty and violence, awaken the wonder of life and foster peaceful progress in the human adventure.”
As Sailor Scientists we study environmental and marine related sciences, immersing our students in the environment they will be testing and learning about.
Gets public middle and/or high school students out of the classroom and engaged in the environment they are studying.
Introduces students to basic environmental data collection methods.
Places them in a carbon-neutral form of transportation/learning space, that will engender teamwork and make them more aware of the air and water they are moving through.
Inspires discussions on environmental issues, their solutions and what individuals can do daily to make a difference.
Both in the shore classroom and the boat classroom students are introduced to the core branches of science that relate to the marine environment.
Using our own YSI meter they will take water samples, and participate in local Citizen Science projects.
Simply experiencing the ‘longdories’ is a lesson in co-operation and sustainability: teamwork is required for locomotion – both space and resources are limited; they are miniature, short-lived, self-contained ecosystems.
By inspiring, educating and motivating local youth, we hope their new-found knowledge and passion will spread to friends and family thereby bringing the whole community closer to its environment.