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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: Safety, Boating 101, Education

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: South Coast, Education, Sailing

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: Sailing, Education, History

Friday, August 25, 2017

Offshore Sailing School President and CEO, Doris Colgate, announced that the company has formalized a relationship with Freedom Boat Club’s 17 SW Florida – Corporate-Owned Clubs to offer members 40% savings on Offshore Sailing’s Learn to Sail certification course tuition. Freedom Boat Club is the largest and oldest

tags: South Coast, Education, Sailing

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Offshore Sailing School and Jeanneau America have joined together to provide a premium learning experience for those who want to own or charter sailing yachts. At the 2017 U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland, Offshore Sailing School will take delivery of the newest addition to its cruising course fleet - a four-cabin Jeanneau

tags: Education, Sailing

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Great Lakes Chart Company is proud to announce the launching of the Great Lakes Chart Initiative. The goal is to assist in educating school-age children about the importance of the Great Lakes as a valuable, but threatened, resource. Recent algal blooms have been a major concern for drinking water as well as recreational

tags: Education, Applicable Everywhere, Charity

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

New York Sea Grant will be teaching water safety in the pond at Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott and Son Farms three times a day during the weekend of August 8, 9, and 10 event that is the largest outdoor agricultural trade show in the northeastern U.S. New York Sea Grant partners with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and New York

tags: Education, Safety

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Ohio Sea Grant, on behalf of The Ohio State University, The University of Toledo and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE), has released the second-year research progress update for the statewide Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative (HABRI), which seeks solutions for harmful algal blooms in Ohio. The initiative consists

tags: Education