SAILOR STEM Boatbuilding Program
The SAILOR STEM Boatbuilding initiative connects underserved middle and high school students in the Philadelphia area to the water. This program targets young minds to encourage interest and understanding in Engineering, Mathematics, and the Sciences in addition to team-building, problem solving, and leadership.
Through our afterschool programming, we build upon the core principals of education and curriculum that students are already learning in their traditional school settings by taking it a step further. Our students’ classroom knowledge is enhanced via an intensive hands-on experiential learning approach to informal education through our SAILOR STEM Boatbuilding Program in ISM’s traditional wooden boatshop, The Workshop on the Water. It is through this program that students work together to build a wooden boat from start to finish where the boat is a vehicle for teaching key concepts in Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Engineering, Design, Construction, Technology, English Language Arts, Ecology, and Chemistry, as well as Team-building and Leadership.
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Interested schools should contact STEAM Coordinator, Jennifer Totora at (215) 413-8621 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to snail mail in a donation, please send to:
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106