BSSC’s fleet of Turnabouts, Sonars and rowing dinghies provides the perfect gateway for your child’s first sea and science experiences. Students in the mizzen sea and science program will gain a beginner’s level understanding of boating safety, sailing principles, and become comfortable in row boats, small sailboats, and larger sailing vessels. Students will also gain a beginner level understanding of Weather; Marine Plants & Animals dockside and intertidal; and an appreciation for Oceanography and the tools of the trade. Through various fun activities and challenges, instruction begins on shore, moving dockside and culminates on the water! With each consecutive week, sailors will advance their sea and science abilities and skills by experiencing and practicing on the friendly waters of the Damariscotta River. In addition to gaining an understanding of the basic principles inherent in sea and science, participants will develop communication and teamwork skills that embrace an increase in self- confidence. When possible, each week will conclude with a fieldtrip such as sailing on a larger sailboat in the region or a maritime adventure. Requirements: > Red Cross Level IV certificate or pass a swim test at the Center. > Parents / Guardians must present signed Registration forms, Liability Waiver, and Emergency Medical forms before participants begin the program. > Parent/Guardian and student must jointly sign “Sailor’s Code of Conduct” before the start of the program.