Ship's Log: Youth Programs

Girls’ Boat Project: Transom Building & Tool Practice!

By Taylor Austin, Girls' Boat Project Instructor Over the past few weeks in the shop, the group has been focused on skill-building and practicing with various tools as we continue building tool trays and parts of what will be our ...

From Messing About in Boats to Cal Maritime Cadet

Speech by Matthew Rothschild, NWMC Program Alumnus & Cal Maritime Academy Student, from Navigator Night Out 2022 I graduated in 2020 from Port Townsend High School and the Port Townsend Maritime Academy in its inaugural year. I will be going into my ...

Bravo Team: Becoming a Team

By Sean Bunting, Bravo Team Instructor It’s that time of year again. Driving rains reinvigorate dry ground, bitter winds gust through the land, wood stoves across the state are reawakened—and two captains, a mate, and nine brave teenagers ...

Girls’ Boat Project: Boatshop Basics & Bandsaw Practice!

By Taylor Austin, Girls' Boat Project Instructor Since our last update about the Girls’ Boat Project return, we have been getting underway familiarizing ourselves with the tools in the shop, the plans for the boat we are going to build, ...

Back to School, Maritime-Style

The smell of fall is in the air, which means students in Northwest Maritime Center’s (NWMC’s) partner programs are back in the classroom and in the field. In both Port Townsend and Des Moines, NWMC provides access to ...

Salish Sea Expeditions: Manson Options School, May 2022

By Abbie Smith, SSE Program Manager Back in May, a group consisting of 7th, 8th, and 9th graders from Manson Options School boarded schooner Zodiac for an expedition for the first time in two years. Manson Options School from the ...

Salish Sea Expeditions: Hyla School, June 2022

By Abbie Smith, SSE Program Manager We ended our spring season with a four-day trip on Schooner Zodiac with a group of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders from Hyla School. We set off from Bellingham and sailed to Sucia Island ...

Maritime Discovery Program: Revived After a Three-Year Break

By Nancy Israel, Education Program Co-Manager The Maritime Discovery Program was very successfully revived after a three-year break! This year, we worked with 20 Quilcene Middle School 7th and 8th graders for three days, followed by 85 Port Townsend 7th graders for ...

Salish Sea Expeditions: Odyssey Middle School, April 2022

In April, Odyssey Middle School joined Salish Sea Expeditions on an adventure to Blake Island. Two groups of seventh and eighth graders explored the Canada goose-covered island for one night to learn shore science along with the real-world practices of ...

Bravo Team: hosting an adventure!

Bravo team ended their year together with a one day journey from Point Hudson to Rat Island (about a mile across the bay). We were excited to spend the day together and use all of the skills we had learned ...