Unlike our gap and winter programs in Cuba, our summer voyages allow us to return home and to tailor float plans in the Gulf of Maine that reflect the Ocean Passages commitment to positive social change.
Last summer, for instance, we worked with the Baxter Academy for Technology and Science in Portland, ME on a two-week Science and Sea voyage for Maine high school students between the ages of 15 and 19.
The Science and Sea program focused on sustainable fisheries, exploring our region’s interdependent saltwater ecology and economy. In addition to field studies, the students met professionals working with lobster, salmon, seaweed and oyster farms along the Maine coast.
Aboard our 130-foot schooner, they learned as much about teamwork as navigation. The experience is also terrific preparation for any of our Ocean Passages programs in Cuba.
We’re working now on plans for the summer of 2018. If you’re interested, please feel free to contact us to get the latest information.