2018 – 2022


New Bedford, MA

The Community Boating Center of New Bedford

Community Boating Environmental Science Program

Ocean Stewardship is a cornerstone of Community Boating Center New Bedford’s (CBC) mission to engage students in learning about ocean health and how their behavior has an impact on the waters that surround their coastal city. CBC educators work with hundreds of New Bedford Public School students at the city’s Sea Lab facility using hands-on activities to spark curiosity in science and engineering while fostering a commitment to help keep their local waterways clean.

CBC initiated a new training program for local youth focused on sustainable aquaculture in the city. As wild-harvest fisheries become overfished, the City of New Bedford is planning a large expansion of aquaculture, which offers new career paths and requires training the next generation to bridge the skill gap.

About Community Boating Center

In 1998, Community Boating Center incorporated as a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to enriching the lives of area youth by exposing them to a new and challenging environment built upon a foundation of trust and respect. The Community Boating Center staff, acting as role models, provide friendship and mentorship, teach responsibility and teamwork and demonstrate commitment and compassion with all Community Boating Center students. Safety, fun, and education are the cornerstones of Community Boating Center programs. For many of these children, Community Boating Center’s on-the-water program is their first exposure to the marine environment right in their own backyard.


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