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NSHOF Learning Math & Science Through Sailing National Consortium

Sail Nauticus Academy

Sail Nauticus is a Norfolk-based non-profit organization committed to positively inspiring, instructing, and impacting Hampton Roads young people through the use of sailing and maritime sciences. Bill Bahan, founder of Hudson River Community Sailing (one of the National Consortium’s founding organizations), is Executive Director.

Students at Sail NauticusThe Academy works with the Norfolk Public School system to recruit sixth graders from its eight public middle schools to participate in its after-school initiative. Students earn a letter grade in Physical Education and Health for their completion of the program which includes the science of sailing. The students also use cutting-edge technology including iPads, Promethean Boards, weather stations and other resources available to them at Sail Nauticus.

Enrollment in the Academy comes with a one-year commitment. After completing each year, students are offered the opportunity to participate for up to two additional school years. 

The goals of the program are low attrition in the student body within  respective schools, noticeable improvement in basic mathematics and science skills, leadership and character development, and a commitment to a multiple year engagement with the Academy to finish their journey.

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National Marine Education Association Annual Conference in Annapolis, Maryland

The Mid-Atlantic Marine Education Association (MAMEA) is proudly hosting the NMEA 2014 conference this year in Annapolis, Maryland from July 21-25. NMEA’s mission is to make known the world of water both fresh and salt, and bring together formal and informal marine educators around the world to promote awareness and education of the global marine environment. The conference draws formal and informal educators from high schools, public aquariums, non-profit non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and government agencies together for five days of learning, sharing, and networking.  The 2014 conference will have STEM and the Next Generation Science Standards as the main focus.

Call for papers is now open through January. 


4th Annual Marine and Maritime Career Fair in Annapolis

The National Sailing Hall of Fame, in partnership with the Eastport Yacht Club Foundation and Anne Arundel County Public Schools, invites all Maryland students in grades 6-12 to the 4th Annual Marine and Maritime CAREER FAIR on Saturday, February 22nd. This is a unique opportunity for students to learn about the myriad of CAREERS connected with the Chesapeake Bay and the nation's coastline, rivers and Great Lakes. Admission is FREE - pre-register here to sign up for door prizes!

Students: Register Now!

If you are interested in exhibiting at the 4th Annual Marine and Maritime Career Fair please contact:

Pam Ray, Career Fair Chair
Eastport Yacht Club Foundation

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