The Schooner SoundWaters is The Teaching Vessel of Long Island Sound. A historic replica of a 17th century ship, the Schooner is an ideal platform for learning and experience for both students and adults.
For students, this three-masted, 80’ ship, typically serving forty students, is a teaching platform for the Science of the Sound, a hands-on, science-infused learning experience aboard the Schooner SoundWaters. During this three-hour science enrichment program students will help to raise the sails, haul in a trawl net and examine the ecology of Long Island Sound. Students test the Sound’s water quality along their town’s coastline, demonstrate mechanical advantage, touch and investigate the structures of live animals, and more. The program provides an interactive learning experience that cannot be simulated in a classroom and serves to reinforce many of the ecological concepts and theories introduced throughout SoundWaters education programs. The program embodies the standards for Connecticut and New York Core Science Curriculum Frameworks and prepares students for the States Mastery Tests.
For adults, the Schooner is a wonderful venue for afternoon and sunset sails that combine learning and exploration of the beauty of Long Island Sound.
The Schooner sails from April to November on Long Island Sound.
SoundWaters offers a variety of fun educational opportunities including the following: