Schoolship Blog

Life on a Schooner

On our six-day transit from Detroit to Houghton, fifteen volunteers and staff members were aboard the schooner Inland Seas. For these sailors, this voyage is not an opportunity to just...

Relationships Across the Great Lakes Basin

Since Inland Seas’ founding in 1989, we have had the opportunity to connect over 130,000 people with the Great Lakes. While a large portion of those participants engaged with us...

Crossing the Great Lakes

July is here and for Inland Seas that means our schooner has set sail for the next 46 days. The ship will sail through Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, and for...

Science Behind the Sails

While Inland Seas Education Association is not a research institution, but an educational institution as the name suggests, every one of our programs involves some level of data collection. And,...

A Special Place for Families

With summer in full swing, Inland Seas has been switching gears from Schoolship programs to public sails. While these programs have a similar focus of hands-on education and encouraging stewardship,...

Another Generation of Great Lakes Education

In the past few years, Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) has been working diligently to prepare our organization for the next decades of Great Lakes education. With past plans complete...

Inspiring Lifelong Stewardship

Who doesn’t want to spend their summer on a schooner? Of course, Inland Seas offers a multitude of opportunities to sail and experience life on the water, but for our volunteers,...

From Scientist to Steward

“A typical U.S. student spends 8,884 hours over nine years to complete primary and lower secondary education. That’s nearly 1,300 hours—more than a full school year—more than the average for...

Initial Impressions as an Intern

My name is Christina Javorka, and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as the Marketing and Communications Intern for the 2021 summer season. I am currently an undergraduate...

2020-21 ISEA Cafe Archive

Because the format for our 2020-21 ISEA Cafes was virtual, we are able to share them beyond the actual events. Please enjoy the recordings below. Over 40 people attended each...

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