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.
With support from NOAA, 11th Hour Racing, St. Francis Sailing Foundation, Whale Tail License Palte-Protect Our Coast and Oceans Fund, we are able to promote a proven learning model and offer professional development to our participating 5th grade teachers at no cost.
Upcoming Workshops: Click on Link to Register
Description: Join us for a two-day experience exploring how land-based events and climate change are impacting the San Francisco Bay watershed from Sierra Crest to San Francisco Bay. In this workshop, we will weave together NGSS and language learning priorities (CC) via proven strategies. Building on existing resources (Amplify) we will focus on time saving instructional strategies that support students as they move beyond academics to community-based action (advocacy).
Participants will have planning time on the second day to ensure that workshop tools can be immediately implemented in service of student learning. Participants will also receive:
- Award winning resources from Project WET, TISC, and California Coastal Commission
- Field experience at TISC’s marvelous waterfront facility and tools for leading your own high quality outdoor learning experiences. Prepare to get dirty as we get outside for NGSS learning.
- Tools for Implementing Key Science & Engineering Practices (SEPs): Constructing Evidence-Based Explanations, Argumentation & Conceptual Modeling.
Light Breakfast and Lunch will be provided and activities will be indoor and outdoors! Location: All workshops are located at Treasure Island Sailing Center
LESSON ONE: Welcome to your Watershed
Students will use maps to charactierize what a watershed is and how it is connected from its headwaters to San Francisco Bay. Students will kinesthetically represent…Read More
Mon – Fri from 9:00am – 1:00pm or 10:00am – 2:00pm
Treasure Island Location: 698 California Ave., Building 112 San Francisco, CA 94130
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!”