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The World is Their Oyster!

The World is Their Oyster!

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

At Harbor School on Governors Island, you’re either a rower or a sailor, and competition is fierce between the two. Rowers in their speedy craft scoff at sailors’ wind-powered vessels, while sailors threaten to tip their adversaries in the water with a spin of the wheel. Such good-natured trash talk is evidence of the passion […]

Pointing Towards Port Starbird

Pointing Towards Port Starbird

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Tell me a book is a boat-filled adventure, a mystery, or a romantic tale, and I’ll start reading. Find me a good story that combines all three, plus a dog, and I’ll be recommending the book to others. Port Starbird by Garrett Dennis is the first of what the author promises will be the “Storm Ketchum […]

Inspiring 25,000 Young Scientists to Clean our Oceans

Inspiring 25,000 Young Scientists to Clean our Oceans

January 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. There are plenty of doom and gloom news stories about how polluted our oceans have become, with plastic islands the size of Texas and huge slicks of oil. We’re often left with the impression that these problems are too big to tackle, so how do we inspire future generations to act? I would have […]