The 5th Annual Recycle Regatta is ON!
The Recycle Regatta encourages unique, experiential learning opportunities for students in grades K-12. In its fifth year (2024), Recycle Regatta partners are working to connect with more educators in and out of the classroom to allow the regatta to be an accessible opportunity for all.
Recycle Regatta is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Ocean Literacy Principles, and CASEL Social and Emotional Learning Framework for grades K-12. Participating students will walk away from the Recycle Regatta with an increased knowledge of engineering, environmental conservation, and mathematics. They will also gain an appreciation for recycling and stewardship, as well as enhanced social-emotional skills such as teamwork, confidence, and perseverance.
Brought to you again by co-hosts: Educational Passages, New England Science and Sailing, and the North American Marine Environment Protection Association
Submissions will be due March 31, 2024. Sign up for more information and announcements:
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Recycle Regatta Kickoff Event
Check back later for dates on Recycle Regatta kick-off events.
Submissions Due by Midnight
To officially enter the Recycle Regatta, all submissions must be submitted online here by March 31 at midnight (Eastern time).
Winners will be Announced
We will announce the winners in April 2024.
Calculating Boat Speed with Hula Popper
Ocean Currents and Miniboats At Sea with Moana and Cassie
The Engineering Method with Sunshine
The Physics of Sailing with Sassy
Marine Debris with Moana and SoCal
Buoyancy with Striper and Sassy
Recycle Regatta Hosts
New England Science & Sailing (NESS) is a nationally recognized and award-winning ocean adventure education non-profit with a mission to empower students with a love of learning through ocean-based experiential programs that serve schools, teachers, and families. For more information, visit www.nessf.org.
Educational Passages is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire ocean stewardship through unique global experiences. Participants connect through the building, launching and tracking of six foot long unmanned and satellite equipped “miniboats” that sail themselves to distant shores. To learn more about Educational Passages and its Miniboat Program, visit www.educationalpassages.org/start.
The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is a marine industry-led organization of environmental stewards preserving the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices and educating seafarers, students and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean, lake and river resources. For more information visit www.namepa.net.
The 2023 Recycle Regatta
The 2022 Recycle Regatta
The 2021 Recycle Regatta was hosted by New England Science and Sailing, Educational Passages, and North American Marine Environment Protection Association. THANK YOU to all of our 3rd Annual Recycle Regatta participants for your support and engagement. This year, we had over 125 entries! Check out the winners below:
MOST CREATIVE: Matthew G.
MOST SEAWORTHY: Pete (39 cm/s)
MOST CREATIVE: Ellie, Maleia, Kayden
MOST SEAWORTHY: Freya B. (30.7 cm/s)
MOST CREATIVE: Jonathan J.
MOST SEAWORTHY: Dayten V. (48.2 cm/s)
MOST CREATIVE and MOST SEAWORTHY: Chris (58.11 cm/s)
The 2021 Recycle Regatta
The 2021 Recycle Regatta had four fleet competitions: MINIBOAT, OPTI, HARTLEY, and LASER. Check out the winners below:
2021 Winner Announcement Video
2021 Kickoff Event Video
The 2021 Recycle Regatta was hosted by New England Science and Sailing, Educational Passages, and North American Marine Environment Protection Association. It was also supported by the West Marine BlueFuture Fund. This fund is dedicated to supporting community-based organizations empower students with marine science and sailing education.
The 2020 Recycle Regatta
The 2020 Recycle Regatta had three fleet competitions: SAILFISH, SQUID, and SHRIMP. Check out the winners below: