US Sailing Introduces "REACH"
Curriculum for Teaching Math & Science
National Consortium Member US Sailing has introduced a new middle school curriculum entitled REACH that utilizes sailing as an educational platform to teach STEM topics (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
The modules can be used as a stand alone program or combined with "Learn Sailing Right!" beginner or intermediate programs offered by sailing schools.
All ten modules are available in PDF form online and are free for use by schools and program throughout the United States. Click here to visit US Sailing's REACH webpage to learn more and download the curriculum modules.
Sailors for the Sea Offers "Rainy Day" Kits
Rainy Day Kits from National Consortium Member Sailors for the Sea are environmental lesson plans focused on marine ecology that can be taught to yacht clubs, sailing programs, and other low resource environments around the country. The kits provide a clear connection to and understanding of the marine ecosystems that thrive beneath their hulls. You can register for and download the kits by clicking here.
Bayfront Maritime Joins Consortium
The newest member of the Consortium is the Bayfront Maritime Center in Erie, which encompasses a broad array of programs, some in partnership with other Erie organizations. Boat-building and alternative education remain key components at BMC.
- Bayfront Alternative Education Program
- After-School Project Sail
- Erie Adaptive Sailing Program (EASE)
- Bayfront Migrant Student Program
- Del Caryl Sailing School and Community Sailing Program
You can find more infomation at the Bayfront Center website.
100 Organizations in Consortium
There are now 100 organizations in the National Consortium, and we have added regional conferences to the annual meeting.
Please keep us posted about new programming and new staff in your organization - Click here to send an email with your news items.
Most Consortium members in areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy sustained relatively minor damage and long power outages from the storm. However, Hudson River Community Sailing's boathouse and classrooms were inundated. They are running their winter boatbuilding program out of temporary facilities.
Rocking the Boat also sustained damage to their docks on the Bronx River.
The tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut was devastating for Young Mariners Foundation Program Director Peter Gunn and his wife, Leslie, who live in the Sandy Hook neighborhood. Leslie is Sandy Hook’s art teacher and was with her 4th grade class during the incident.
Peter shared this photo from the December 30th Giants-Eagles game, when Sandy Hook students and parents participated in an on the filed Circle of Faith. Our thoughts are with Peter and Leslie.
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