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. https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/videos/20180126122726093/​


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 […]


Mini-boats Downtown: Educational Passages at NSTA17

Bill Nye’s Call to Action After settling into our downtown hotels, the Educational Passages team attended Bill Nye’s keynote speech at the LA Convention Center. In between the humor and science, Bill spoke directly to the educators, asking them to prepare the next generation for massive environmental challenges across the world. He wants Generation S […]


Maine Boat Finds Its Third Country

Two years ago, fifth-graders from Nazaré, Portugal colored blank paper boats with crayon designs.  The words paz, peace, amor, love, todos amigos, all friends filled the gaps between images of Portugal and the United States.  The students prepared for the restoration of West, a five-foot long mini-boat launched two years prior by Westbrook Middle School in Maine.  Portuguese hands […]


Mobile Goat’s theme song

Mobile Goat’s Theme Song