STEM Sailing for Girls
Frog Prints E! (FPE) with The Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) is offering again this SPRING 2017, a STEM Sailing After-School Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays; full of scientific investigations, games, sailing, and fun for middle school girls ages 11-13!
WHAT is a STEM Sail After School Program?
STEMs stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and sailing. The program is comprised of scientific investigations, sailing lessons on classic Wooden Boats, building unmanned underwater SeaPerch robots, and underwater video exploration of Lake Union and local waterways.
Who can attend?
Up to 16 middle school girls ages 11-13.
A minimum of 6 enrolled students required to avoid program cancellation.
When is it happening?
Every Tuesday and Thursday
April 18 – June 8, 2017
4:30 – 6:30 PM
PART I (April 18 – May 18):
In Part I, students build upon the physics of sailing concepts that they’ve learned in Part I; As part of this session, unmanned-robot building, bathymetric charts creation and mapping is covered. Students go on to design an experiment to explore and document the underwater environment of local waterways via video on SeaPerch robots.
PART II (May 23 – June 8):
Part I sessions are 2 hours each. Students will learn the physics of sailing, sailing, and critical thinking skills on Classic Wooden Boats.
Students will present their underwater exploration findings in the final session on June 8th.
Requirements & What to expect
A swim test is not required for CWB’s youth sailing programs. Lifejackets are required and provided for all participants. The first day of Sailing & Physics includes a capsize drill, where students deliberately flip and right their sailboat next to the dock and under close instructor supervision.