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NSHOF Learning Math & Science Through Sailing National Consortium

Consortium FORUM Open

The Learning Math and Science Through Sailing FORUM is now online at http://education.nshof.org.

Please join in participating, sharing your ideas and best practices. Questions about forum content should be directed via email to Geoff Cuneo and technical questions should be directed to Dan Walker.

NSHOF STEM Curriculum Available Online

The NSHOF STEM lesson outlines for grades 9 and 10 are available online:

"The Science of Sailing" - Grade 9

"Navigation" - Grade 10

Keep in mind that these lessons are currently used for Grades 9 & 10, however they can likely be adapted for other grade levels.

West Marine Community Day to Benefit Education Program

The Hillsmere, Annapolis West Marine store has announced West Marine Community Day to benefit the NSHOF Learning Math & Science through Sailing Program. The STEM program will receive 5% of their gross sales on orders where NSHOF STEM is mentioned.

Anyone can participate nationally by placing a phone or email order no later than Monday, March 18. Call 410-268-0129 or email mgr00041@westmarinestores.com and

The store is at 113 Hillsmere Drive in Annapolis and will hold Community Day on Thursday, March 21 from 8 AM to 8 PM.

Click here for complete information.

West Marine Community Day

Sailing into Science in Oakland

Lake Merritt Boating Center in Oakland is a unique government facility with a commitment from the City to connect the Oakland schools to the programing.

Lake Merritt Boating Center Sailing into Science (SiS) The fifth grade program Science into Sailing (SiS) is described by One California Resource Directory: "During the regular school year, Oakland teachers schedule three full days to spend in the Sailing into Science (SiS) classrooms using Lake Merritt as their laboratory. Students and teachers experience rich entry points into the worlds of Life Science, Physics, Earth Science, Environmental Science and Nautical Science.

Program instructors guide classes through adventurous education employing a comprehensive science curriculum developed in accordance with the California Elementary Science Standards.  SiS immerses youth in a rigorous science program coupled with recreational activities proven to build confidence, self-esteem, foster creative problem solving, team building and conflict resolution."

Click here to learn more about this program.

Don't Miss the Opportunity to Nominate a Candidate for the Hall of Fame

Public nominations for the 2013 Inductees into the National Sailing Hall of Fame will be accepted online through April 1. Who are your sailing heroes?

Don't assume your favorites have already been nominated. Take the time to share why you think they are worthy of this great honor. One thorough nomination form is all that is necessary for consideration. The nomination form and instructions - including convenient how-to videos - are online at http://nominate.nshof.org.

Consortium Updates Wanted

Please keep us posted about new programming and new staff in your organization.  Click HERE to send an email with your news items.

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