Photo Friday: Shipboard education

Volunteer educator and retired Dow chemist Dick Crooks shows students aboard the Appledore how to find dissolved oxygen using the Winkler reaction. Image: Appledore

Volunteer educator and retired Dow chemist Dick Crooks shows students aboard the Appledore  IV how to find dissolved oxygen using the Winkler reaction. Image: BaySail

BaySail in Bay City, Mich., is a 15-year-old non profit organization that teaches students through scientific observations and measurements of weather, water quality, aquatic life, and human impact on the environment, says Scott Ellis, the Lake Huron organization’s communications manager. Lessons on board the tall ship Appledore IV encourage collaboration with peers and experts.

The Appledore IV. Image: Francis Lalonde

The Appledore IV. Image: Francis Lalonde

Some 43,000 students from schools throughout Michigan have been aboard.

A new program launched this year called Windward Bound is a weekend long, sailing and camping trip for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other youth groups. They sail from Bay City to Tawas and participate in shipboard and land-based environmental education and sail training.

Learning to hoist sails. Image: BaySail

Learning to hoist sails. Image: BaySail

Have an environmental image you’ve taken somewhere within the Great Lakes region and that you’d like to submit for Echo’s Photo Friday series? Send it to greatlakesecho@gmail.com along with the photographer’s name and town of residence, approximate date it was taken, where it was taken and a little bit of description of what we’re looking at. Context – how you happened to take it or whether there were physical or technical challenges in capturing it – is also helpful.

 

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