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Friday, January 12, 2018

Ohio Sea Grant is accepting applications for 2019 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships, a federal program sponsored by NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program. The Knauss program offers a unique fellowship experience to graduate students interested in marine, ocean and Great Lakes resources and the national policy

tags: Education

Friday, December 29, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced registration is open for the winter “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” program, which is set for Feb. 23-25, 2018 in Marquette County. This winter’s gathering will mark the 16th annual winter BOW program for women, ages 18 and older, who are seeking an opportunity to

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Education, Fishing, Lake Superior

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

World Cat recently held its annual 2017 Sales Training December 4 - 6, 2017, at their headquarters in New Bern, North Carolina. The boatbuilder also incorporated its inaugural service training over the same multi-day period. Both programs ran simultaneously for dealer representatives who were in attendance. “Our sales and

tags: Education

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The BoatUS Foundation’s boating safety course is the only free online educational tool that helps boaters obtain their state’s boating safety education certification easily and affordably. To help keep the course free, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit is asking for tax-deductible donations to help educate the next generation of

tags: Charity, Education, Safety

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Each winter, the Door County Maritime Museum hosts a wooden boatbuilding class. At the end of the class, tickets are sold throughout the summer for a raffle drawing to win the newly constructed handmade masterpiece. Along with the grand prize of the completed wooden boat, more than fifty additional prizes are typically available. The

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Education, History, Lake Michigan, Promotions & Giveaways

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Applications are open now for 2018 classes for high school students, college students, teachers and the public at Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie. Students can earn two college credits in one week or four credits in five weeks in summer science classes on subjects such as aquatic

tags: Education, Lake Erie

Friday, December 1, 2017

Practical, affordable, and easy to take anytime If your boating takes you through crowded harbors, across shipping lanes or on foggy seas, then you know the feeling in your stomach when you have to ask yourself, “What’s that vessel doing?” Automatic Identification System, or AIS, can give you the answer, but is this

tags: Boating 101, Education, Safety

Thursday, November 23, 2017

New York Sea Grant, in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, has announced the New York Great Lakes Ecosystem Education Exchange program, also known as NYGLEEE, for K-12 teachers and environmental educators. This program provides hands-on, experiential learning opportunities focused on Great

tags: Education

Monday, November 13, 2017

Offshore Sailing School President and CEO Doris Colgate recently announced that Offshore Sailing School is expanding their presence in Southwest Florida/Lee County to include The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village and Tarpon Point Marina. “As Offshore Sailing School celebrates our 54th year, we are pleased to add

tags: Education, Sailing, South Coast

Monday, October 23, 2017

SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, Rhode Island’s Official Sailing Education Vessel homeported in Newport, R.I. is back safe at her berth at Fort Adams State Park after an incident that left her disabled in inner Newport Harbor. On the evening of Sunday, October 15, the 200-foot Perry, with 12 crewmembers aboard, was moving under diesel

tags: Education, History, Sailing

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