Passages: EP News November 2019

In honor of Giving Tuesday we are excited to share our most recent addition of the EP newsletter. I love to remind people that the Ocean is a very important and amazing part of our planet that give us the air we breathe and help with climate regulation. It is truly exciting to explore and we enjoy watching […]

Miniboat Hero Highlight: Holly Blair, Educator

Written by Erin PelletierHolly Blair’s interest in the Educational Passage’s miniboat program started at the 2015 National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) Annual Conference. Her interest became a reality when a week later she found a recovered miniboat (The Upper) at her local Goodwill store and purchased it for $5 US! Over the next summer she […]

Passages: EP News July 2019

The summer season is upon us, temperatures are on the rise, gardens are growing and beach days are here! It’s been an exciting spring here with some incredible stories of our miniboats and the students that have been building and tracking them. We continue to be amazed at how long these boats sail around the […]

Passages: EP News June 2018

Happy Summer Solstice! What a bittersweet time of year in New England. We all treat Winter with diverse emotions, I personally LOVE snow but I think our Program Director Cassie would politely disagree. As much as Cassie and I can disagree about what kind of weather we prefer, we will agree that June 21st (Summer Solstice) marks the […]

Passages: EP News December 2018

Greetings and Happy Holidays! The season of giving is upon us as well as the time to remember what we should all be thankful for. We all get caught up in the daily grind, the dark days, and of course the holiday shopping lists. I think it’s important however to take time to reflect on the […]

Miniboat Hero Highlight: Nate Sandel, Columbia River Maritime Museum

Written by Erin Pelletier Nathan (Nate) Sandel is currently the Director of Education at Columbia River Maritime Museum (CRMM) in Astoria, Oregon. CRMM is a private nonprofit museum which offers classes and workshops to demonstrate the skills and trades relevant to the maritime culture and the museum has the largest collection of Pacific Northwest maritime […]

Miniboat Hero Highlight: Marc Palombo, F/V Terri Ann

Written by Erin Pelletier Marc Palombo is an offshore lobstermen based out of Sandwich, MA. He has been married to his amazing wife Terri for 32 years and has two beautiful daughters who you can tell are very proud of their dad (and his amazing passion for playing and coaching lacrosse!). Marc and his crew […]

International News Article on the Japanese Connection

Nate Sandel provided the following the link to the story that aired in Japan and on NHK World International News.​

Building Boats to Build Communities

The Teaching With Small Boats Alliance (TWSBA) 2017 conference and 2017 Boat Engineering Challenge exemplified a common theme: students, not boats, should be the focus of maritime and marine programs. At TWSBA, sessions explored youth development, combated systemic biases, and exposed the diverse routes of post-programming opportunities. The conference, hosted at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum […]

Cleaning a Beach to Celebrate Earth Day ’17

Earth Day brought rain to the Town of Fenwick Island, but the weather did not deter the residents.  They spent Saturday removing potential marine debris from their streets and beaches, working as a community to improve ocean sustainability. The Educational Passages team discovered Fenwick on NOAA’s Earth Day marine debris cleanup page which linked to the […]