Paul Drum Children's Nautical Education Program


Paul Drum Children's Nautical Education Program

The East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation and the Paul Drum Nautical Education Program has produced this summer’s series geared to children ages 8 – 12.  The EESM is a nonprofit institution dedicated to enriching our children’s lives through the exploration of marine sciences, nautical activities, and the safety and enjoyment of our surrounding waters.

Children will learn ecological theories and practices through uniquely designed programs led by educators from Cornell and other marine authorities, experience hands-on science and art projects, and attend lectures given by valued experts.

This program is available free of charge, and grows with money provided by donations from our global community, generous sponsors, and “fun-raisers” such as the Pirate and Mermaid Breakfast held on Maritime Festival Sunday, September 24, 2017.

The 8 week program meets 10:00am Wednesday mornings in the East End Seaport Museum unless specified otherwise.




East End Seaport Museum & Sound Waters Youth Program

During the summers of 2014 and 2015, the 80’ schooner SoundWaters arrived in Greenport Harbor manned with a crew of marine educators.  50 children experienced a 3 hour morning of sailing, learning to heave lines, raising sails, singing sea chanteys, and working together.  As part the SoundWaters’ educational program, supported in part by the Long Island Sound Study, the children sampled and tested water quality, analyzed groundwater filtration and examined the rich diversity of life that exists beneath the waves.  After seine-hauling the waters, the nets were raised and the collected animals were placed into touch-tanks.  There they were examined and explained under the watchful eyes of the on- board teachers and were released back to the sea. 

Photos from the SoundWaters program: