Fourth Grade School Experience on “The Glory” with Capt. Dave.
Goal: To provide an educational experience for local students in Marine Science and ecological systems in the area of Peconic Bay.
The East End Seaport Museum offered scholarships to ten local children to attend David Berson’s “Glory” Science program. The children experienced the wonders of the bay with a week long summer program aboard GLORY during the middle of June . Children learned about marine and ecosystems, sea navigation, wildlife and ecology in this eye-opening look through the vantage point of the Peconic Bay.
This rigorous yet fun course made learning exciting. By partnering with Captain Dave, EESM is able to extend its vision and mission to include our youth who can benefit greatly by this field trip that, while local, takes them great distances. As School Districts cut back, we step up to the plate. Learn more about Captain David Berson's
"Glory: Going Green in Greenport" educational program & see more pictures of the kids on their excursions by visiting his FACEBOOK page!
East End Seaport Museum Youth Program
During the summer, the 80' schooner SoundWaters sails into Greenport to participate in the East End Seaport Museum's youth educational program. Children partake in a 3 hour cruise during which time they are provided with an environmental educational program supported in part by the Long Island Sound Study. During the sail the children sample and test water quality, analyze groundwater filtration, work together to raise the sails and examine firsthand the rich diversity of life that exists beneath the waves. A touch-tank features live animals and engages the participants in interactive discussions about floatable debris and hypoxia with the emphasis on stewardship actions to protect Long Island Sound and its habitats.
Photos from the SoundWaters program: