"Education at Sea" appears to be going great guns in the Ocean State, recent damp educational events notwithstanding.
Although it hasn't actually been completely built yet, Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island Education at Sea has insinuated itself into the Rhode Island school curriculum. And good for them both. Perhaps in all the TallShip™ news that has been dominated by Olympics coverage, you missed this:
OHPRI announces an Educational Symposium to be held on March 12, 2010 in partnership with the University of Rhode Island Foundation and the Newport County Chamber of Commerce. It will gather educators from secondary to college levels to discuss the seemingly endless possibilities for the Oliver Hazard Perry's integration into Rhode Island school curriculums.
Educators will learn more about the ship and what she can do for the education system in RI and we will hear from educators what needs they have and programs they want so that we can plan and design appropriately.
It is OHPRI's intention to be a partner with Rhode Island's educational systems as well as its marine trade industries, There is no doubt the Oliver Hazard Perry will make a very large impact on this very small state, creating jobs and inspiring young people with diverse educational possibilities, personal growth and memories to last a lifetime.
All Rhode Island educators and school leaders are invited to
INTRODUCING EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION.
Supported by the URI Foundation & the Newport Chamber of Commerce. Funded by the van Beuren Charitable Foundation.
Friday, March 12, 2010 1:00 - 4:00 pm followed by refreshmentsThe Rhode Island Room at the URI U Club95 Upper College Road, Kingston, Rhode Island
MODERATOR David V. V. Wood, former Captain of Eagle, Capt. U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.) unlimited Master Mariner
More information can be found on their website, including nice nostalgic pictures of the former H.M.S. Rose.