Sea of Opportunities Classrooms Wrap-up the 2016/2017 School Year

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June was a busy month for Egan Maritime's Sea of Opportunities middle school students from the public and private schools.On June 12 the Sea of Opportunities public school 8th grade students, parents, and Egan Maritime supporters gathered at Cyrus Pierce Middle School (CPS) for an evening of science and solution seeking. Students shared their final projects tackling the questions: how do we solve the problem of too much plastic polluting and affecting our oceans?

On June 19th all 105 of the CPS students traveled with their teachers and Egan Maritime staff on the morning boat to begin their journey to 2017's Sail Boston.

Throughout the month of June, Egan Maritime is pleased to share that thanks to the generous support of The Community Foundation for Nantucket and their Nantucket Fund, over 600 middle school students from the public and private schools enjoyed Tall Ship field trips aboard the Lynx and Schooner Thomas E. Lannon. Enjoy the following selection of reflections from teachers as well as photos of the students enjoying their seafaring class.

"As you may surmise, we here at NNS [Nantucket New School] hold experiential education in very high regard. A classroom with 'no walls' has endless potential. You have done a fantastic job enriching our program through this same approach. We are grateful for all the experiences you have afforded our students." - Matthew B. Liddle, Head of Upper School, STEM Instructor, Nantucket New School.

Over two weekends in June, Egan Maritime launched a new program at the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum: an overnight education program open to 8th grade students from all island schools. Students were tasked with the work of Nantucket's Lifesavers, keeping watch at night, rescuing souls from wrecks, and working together as a crew.