“Sailing Through STEM” at Charleston Race Week!


Sailing Though STEM Night at California Yacht Club with USODA Nationals

“Sailing Through STEM Night”

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150 youth sailors navigated their way into “Sailing through STEM Night” on Friday, July 25th  during USODA Nationals at California Yacht Club. The event featured 10 interactive stations for sailors to visit followed by a presentation from North Sails designer, Mike Marshall on the science and technology in sail making. Kids who are likely to spend a lifetime involved in boat-related activities engaged in investigations about marine science, conservation, engineering, and design. The stations were hosted by outreach organizations, local sailing programs implementing US Sailing’s STEM program – Reach, and marine research organizations. Participants investigated ocean acidification, plastics in water column, weather data, buoyancy, simple machines, and green energy. Read more See Photos



Host a “Sailing Through STEM Night” at your next event.

Invite local sailing programs, universities, local non-profits, and marine industry to host a station. This is a perfect event to engage with other organizations in your community and possibly be invited to participate in their events gaining more exposure for your program and more potential partners and sponsors. Allow around two hours for the event and begin planning several months in advance.

Please provide some info about you, your organization, and your anticipated STEM Night date and we\’ll provide you with some useful materials to help make it happen. Also, we promise not to give your contact information to anyone without your permission- it\’s just to let us know who\’s promoting STEM.

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See the STEM Event Tool Kit