New Orleans faces many unique environmental challenges, including flooding, coastal storms, and rising sea levels. This program inspires the next generation to develop innovative solutions to local problems. Our STEM Design Build Sail program empowers young people to become active, informed citizens who contribute to their community’s well-being, participate in the global economy, and tackle the challenges of the future.
Through our STEM Design Build Sail program, middle school students learn both STEM and boating skills. Over the course of the semester, students spend time in the classroom learning about myriad of topics including perimeter and area using a sail and Bernoulli’s Principle of Lift using ping pong balls and water guns. They also enjoy their time on the water. Students and parents state that the program reinforces some of the science and math concepts that they are learning at school. Students feel “learning at Community Sailing” helps them to better understand these concepts that they are encountering in their classrooms in a fun and low stress environment.