ISEA’s Schoolship program is for students from 4th–12th grade. Students come onboard and participate in a three and a half (3.5) hour hands-on Great Lakes ecology experience, designed to promote stewardship of the Great Lakes. Our Schoolship instructors are trained by ISEA staff and become proficient in a learning station (no experience is necessary). Instructors guide students in small groups as they rotate through stations and discover the wonders of the Great Lakes. Our sailing season is mid-May through mid-October. Spring and Fall are dedicated to school groups, while the summer programs are open to the general public.
As a Schoolship instructor volunteer, you will:
· Assist students as they rotate through stations, learning about plankton, benthos, fish, water chemistry, microplastics, and seamanship
· Share information about Inland Seas with participants
If you are interested in becoming a Schoolship volunteer or have any questions, please contact ISEA’s Volunteer Coordinator Tom Maynard at (231) 271-3077.
For the Schoolship Manuals click on the links below:
- Next-Gen & Traditional Schoolship Programs
- Station Quick Guides
- Diving Deeper Program
- Student Evaluations
- Microplastics Summer Program
- The Schoolship Manuals are being edited, new manuals coming soon!
Starting 2016, students take pre- and post-trip evaluations for all of our programs.
Pre and Post student evaluations 2016, for each of these groups:
- Elementary School Traditional/Next Gen Schoolship
- Middle School Traditional/Next-Gen Schoolship
- High School Traditional/Next-Gen Schoolship
- College/Adult Traditional/Next-Gen Schoolship
- Diving Deeper Schoolship