Schoolship Blog

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...

Sustainability Comes in Many Rs

We are, hopefully, all familiar with the 3 R’s: reduce, reuse, recycle. In the past two blog posts we have discussed them at length. This classic alliteration serves as a...

Making a Case for Using Less

By Rachel Ratliff In our last blog we discussed how to reuse plastics to lessen our reliance on the recycling process. That’s all well and good, but there are only...

Recycling is Not Enough

By Rachel Ratliff As a society, we are not oblivious to the consequences of our consumerist culture. At this point, if someone has not seen a photo of a deceased...

Microbead-Free Waters Act

By Rachel Ratliff In 2015, the United States Congress passed H.R. 1321, also known as the “Microbead-Free Waters Act.” This regulation outlines a process for phasing out the production and...

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