Treasure Island Sailing Center, San Francisco, California, Sailing, Community Sailing

YEARS:

2019, 2020

LOCATION:

San Francisco, CA

TREASURE ISLAND SAILING CENTER

WATERSHED EDUCATION FOR UNDERSERVED YOUTH

Based on the success of its one-day sailing and STEM program, Treasure Island Sailing Center has developed a more in-depth program, five-day a week program, ‘Sailing to Save the Sea.’ The curriculum will focus on giving the students a comprehensive education on San Francisco Bay’s pollution issues while also improving students’ understanding of their local watershed. Through hands-on learning, students will learn about ocean stewardship, grow their environmental awareness, and cultivate an interest in sailing.

Scope
  • Implement new five-day Sailing to Save the Sea STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program for 360 5th grade students from San Francisco Title 1 public schools (where more than 75% of students receive free or reduced-price lunches). The program will consist of three days of instruction at the sailing center and two days in the classroom.
  • Students will learn about marine debris, data analysis, and water quality in addition to learning how to sail.
  • Create a student-led call to action plan to be presented at school on the last day of the program to share takeaways and lessons learned encouraging other students to become stewards of the San Francisco Bay watershed.

About Treasure Island Sailing Center

Treasure Island Sailing Center creates opportunities for people to learn and grow through sailing by providing facilities, sailing instruction, and access to the water for people of all socio-economic backgrounds, abilities and skill levels from novices to Olympians. The organization aims to provide San Francisco with a first-rate community sailing center that provides universal access and lifelong connections with the Bay, along with serving ALL children in our community and teach them more than sailing.

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