Fri, Jun 16|
**Now Full** Friday June 16th! Gundalow Sailing Experience and Waterfront Educational Programs!
Join us in Portsmouth NH for a Gundalow Sailing Adventure!
Time & Location
Jun 16, 2023, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Portsmouth, Portsmouth, NH 03801, USA
About the event
Join us for a Gundalow Sailing Trip and Waterfront Programs in Portsmouth NH
There will be two dates: (both days are identical so please only register for either Friday or Saturday)
Friday June 16th or Saturday June 17th.
Cost is: $24.50 per person and includes the Gundalow sailing educational experience and additional waterfront educational programs.
I will be able to accommodate about 60 people each day, so 120 total (seems like a lot but they will go fast).
Sailing and waterfront programs will run from about 9am - 2pm, so please leave this time open if you register!
If parents of older children don’t want to attend the sailing portion but their kiddo would like to do it just let me know! More children will get to participate if more parents opt to stay on dry land! Keep that in mind ❤️.
Below is a rough idea on how it will run but final times may change.
Group A will arrive around 8:45am sail first and their waterfront program will follow and Group B will arrive around 10am and have waterfront first and Sailing will follow. This is a loaded day so plan to pack a lunch or explore Portsmouth!
I will post Friday June 16th first and once that date fills with 60 people I will then post the Saturday June 17th date.
I will do my best to accommodate friends, arrival times, etc but not everyone is going to be able to get what they want unfortunately.
Deposit of $49 will be due upon registering and will be non refundable but will go towards your final balance.
Register FIRST! If the form isn't accepting submissions that means the event has filled. Do not send payment unless you submit a registration form.
Final balances will be due April 28th!
Below is some info on the programs and there is a YouTube video as well!
Sailing Program - 2 hours long
Each season the PISCATAQUA visits one or two towns “up river” or in Great Bay, and we’ll be happy to arrange programs in other towns when possible. Gundalow crew will work with you to customize the trip and guarantee your class a meaningful educational experience.
During school sails on the PISCATAQUA, students are engaged at customized learning stations related to exploration of the waterways and the operation of the gundalow, and work with the crew to set the sail, steer, and navigate. Activities are hands-on and place-based, combining concepts from social studies, science, math, art, and language arts. Critical thinking skills, decision making, and working as a team are all incorporated into the experience.
The cultural and natural history of the area will come alive as your students join the gundalow crew – – setting the sail, steering the boat, and engaging in active learning and teamwork throughout the trip. Students will board as a group and then rotate through an established program as the PISCATAQUA leaves the dock and travels down river. Our Celebrating Our Rivers Program includes the 3 stations listed below:
Human Impact on the Watershed: Students use our 3D watershed model to explore how our actions on land impact the watershed and river on which we sail
Marine Food Chain: Using a plankton net, student engage in a 5 minute tow to collect plankton. After looking at the plankton under magnification, students, student work their way up the food chain by looking at various filter feeders and eventually a lobster.
Sense of Place: During the sense of place station, students work with a nautical chart, compasses, binoculars, and other tools to determine their location. Based on students interest, the crew will discuss the history or ecology of the region through which we are sailing.
In addition to our Celebrating our Rivers program, we offer several additional stations listed in our Sailing with STEAM program. Many teachers choose to substitute water quality for one of the stations listed above.
Water Side Program (will be done opposite of the sailing)
Piscataqua People (grades 3 and up): Travel back in time and take part in settling the Piscataqua Region. Become a Native American, a Shipbuilder, or a merchant and make decisions about how you live, where you live, and how you adapt to the changing settlement. This role-playing game introduces students to the the region and asks them to settle and barter with other early settlers.
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Water Quality (grades 4 and up): During this hands-on, hour long station, students will design several basic scientific hypotheses about what they will find in water of the Piscataqua River. We will then use a series of scientific equipment to test for temperature, salinity, Dissolved Oxygen, pH, and turbidity. Students then prove or disprove their hypothesis and discuss challenges of carrying out real world scientific research.
This is going to be such a great experience!!!