FOBH Named in National Consortium

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Learning Math & Science Through Sailing

Kids sailing during NSHOF summer educational program

As part of the National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame’s Learning Math and Science through Sailing Initiative, NSHOF has organized a Learning Math & Science through Sailing Consortium, in partnership with Hudson River Community Sailing’s accredited After School Program and the Young Mariners Foundation program.

Math and science are presently at the forefront of educational priorities in the United States, where throughout the country STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs are being implemented in numerous school districts. “Science and mathematics competency is becoming ever more essential to individual and nations in an increasingly global workforce and economy,” says the National Science Board. Sailing is uniquely tied to math and science.

The national Consortium was formed to share curriculum and best practices in order to promote similar programs throughout the country.  The Consortium includes the following organizations from the United States and Bermuda:

Bermuda The Bermuda Sloop Foundation
California San Diego Maritime Museum
Colorado Community Sailing of Colorado
Connecticut> Schooner, Inc.Young Mariners Foundation
Florida Youth Sailing Foundation of Indian River County
Maryland Anne Arundel County Public Schools
National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame
Massachusetts Community Boating, Inc., Boston
Courageous Sailing, Boston
Nantucket Community Sailing
New Jersey Friends of Belmar Harbor, Inc.
New York Hudson River Community Sailing
The Stony Brook School
North Carolina New Bern ROTC
Edward Teach Sailing Association
Ohio Lorain Boating Education Center
Rhode Island Community Boating Center
Herreshoff Marine Museum
South Carolina Charleston Community Sailing
Vermont Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center
Washington, DC DC Sail
Wisconsin North Coast Community Sailing

As program descriptions and materials are available, they it will be posted on the National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame web-site and Facebook. A meeting of the Consortium is scheduled for October 7 in Annapolis during the 2011 Annapolis Sailboat Show.

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