Based on the success of our one-day sailing and STEM program, Set Sail Learn, as demonstrated by very high demand for the program as well as through evaluations and testimonials, TISC has developed a more in-depth program, Sailing to Save the Sea (SSS). Through in-depth and hands-on exploration of San Francisco Bay watershed pollution issues, SSS aims to improve students’ understanding of their local watershed and risks that affect it, while also encouraging stewardship actions, fostering environmental awareness, and cultivating an interest in sailing.
SSS is a five-day program whereby days one, two, and three are spent onsite at TISC’s Treasure Island facility. Days four and five are situated within students’ school classrooms. Onsite visits will be facilitated by a TISC educator and will be split between on-shore learning and on the water. All activities on the water are supervised and handled by TISC’s sailing instructors.
Mon – Fri from 9:00am – 1:00pm or 10:00am – 2:00pm
Treasure Island Location: 698 California Ave., Building 112 San Francisco, CA 94130
LESSON ONE: WELCOME TO YOUR WATERSHED
Students use maps to characterize what a watershed is and how it is connected from its headwaters to San Francisco Bay. Students kinesthetically represent… Read More
Powerpoint Presentations of Class Data and Call to Action
With support from NOAA, 11th Hour Racing, and the St. Francis Sailing Foundation we are able to promote a proven learning model and offer professional development to our participating 5th grade teachers at no cost.
For more information on our workshops and how to register please contact Laura DeFelice firstname.lastname@example.org
January 11th US Sailing REACH Educator Course
February 1st Project Wet Workshop
March 14th Ocean Literacy Workshop & Sail
TISC will arrange for a chartered bus to and from our location on Treasure Island for all SFUSD schools.
“I didn’t know what the word Watershed meant until now!” – Starlynn 5th Grade student
“My least favorite part was when we had to LEAVE the Beach Cleanup!!!” – James 5th Grade student
“When we cleaned up the beach, it felt empowering” – Christina 5th Grade student
“Sailing was not merely for the sake of sailing, but gave my students a very tangible experience and context for the lessons” D Rees – Redding Elementary
“Really great program, my students learned so much and will continue building their knowledge about our environment and beyond!” A Sogomonyana Frank McCoppin Elementary
“I liked testing the water to see how heathy it was”
“I learned a lot of new things!”
“This is the best place ever when you want to face your fears!”