Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Please Support the OSTAR Educational Program

As most of you know I’ve partnered with a group call Sail for Kids, led by Joe Cooper of Newport, and the non-profit Storm Trysail Foundation to use my sailing and racing experience this spring as a teaching tool to get kids engaged in the classroom. Curriculum has been developed by Sail for Kids covering the gamut of science, the ocean/environment, resource planning and conservation, technology, etc. and will reach classrooms primarily in the Northeast US. 

As any teacher will tell you, getting kids engaged in the classroom in a topic of study is materially easier given a back story or experience that is itself engaging. This is where I come in. Providing reports from sea, both on the delivery and the race back, that mirror the lesson plans with real world applications is how we’ll connect those dots. 

The program is in need of funding, primarily for communications between the boat and shore so please follow this link to give to this worthy cause.

Please be sure to check "Expeditions -OSTAR - Jonathan Green" when donating.

Your support is greatly appreciated.

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