Throughout our programs, we aim to offer educational opportunities that blend sailing skills with environmental stewardship, fostering a generation that not only navigates our waters but also understands and respects them. The morning students also specifically participate in Belly Biology, our Marine Biology and STEM class, typically offered each Friday.
The Belly Biology curriculum includes exploration of the marine habitat around Phinney’s Harbor, field trips and visits by local experts. Examples of past and/or planned events include:
- Visits by the Department of Natural Resources teaching about types of local shellfish and responsible harvesting.
- Critter identification of local marine species with BCB instructors.
- Field trips with the Zephyr Education Foundation to learn about ocean science and technology. Classes will go on the 53 foot research vessel R/V Islander out of Falmouth, MA.
- Visits by Navy sailors from the Submarine Force Museum to learn about submarines and the physics and science behind them.
- The Baywatchers Program, in which our students will test the water quality weekly at Monument Beach to learn about the health of Buzzard’s Bay.