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Important Message: Tragic loss of a friend Zoe Nudell

Dear Friends and Family of the Sea School,

It is with deep sadness that I let you all know our dearest friend Zoe Nudell lost her life in a serious car accident on the eve of October 30th in Hamilton Ontario.

Featured Leading Crew: Zoe McIntyre

Featured Sea School alumni, volunteer extraordinaire and Leading Crew, Zoe McIntyre offers an insider perspective at life with the Sea School. Read below!

Day Sail Survey Course

BACK TO THE FUTURE: Surveying the Past

To mark the 100th anniversary of the hydro-graphic research vessel CSS Acadia, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in cooperation with the Nova Scotia Sea School is pleased to present a unique opportunity for people to explore 100 years of changing technology at sea, through a fun, interactive course, which will take place aboard the Sea School's restored sailing vessel, Dorothea.

OUTFIT OUR BOAT DOROTHEA FOR OUR LAUNCH DATE SATURDAY MAY 11

Dear Friends of the Sea School,

HELP US OUTFIT THE NOVA SCOTIA SEA SCHOOL'S BOAT 'DOROTHEA' AND PURCHASE GEAR FOR YOUTH!

Click on the donate button above to visit our crowd funding site and learn how you can donate from $5 to $500! OUR GOAL is to raise $4000 by Dorothea's re-launch date on Saturday May 11th on the Halifax Waterfront. You can also support this by sharing this project with your networks.

SAVE THE DATE: Dorothea Re-Launch!

SAVE THE DATE!

Dorothea, our first original sailboat built in 1994 by 15 teenagers, is being reconstructed in the courtyard at the Maritime Museum. After months of hard work, we are understandably eager to get Dorothea back in the water. Please join us at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic on Saturday May 11th at 12:30 to celebrate Dorothea's RE-Launch!

When?
Saturday May 11th, at 12:30pm

Where?
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Who?

Job Opportunitiy Art Facilitator!!!!

The Spot is looking for an Art Facilitator. If you are interested, for more information contact the spot at http://thespothalifax.ca/.

Art Facilitator

Based at the Pavilion – 5816 Cogswell St Halifax

Wage: $15/hour for 4 hours/week February-May 2013

Job Opportunities with The Spot!

The Spot is looking for a Music Facilitator and an Art Facilitator. If you are interested, or looking for more information contact them at http://thespothalifax.ca/.

Music Facilitator

Based at the Pavilion – 5816 Cogswell St Halifax

Wage: $15/hour for 4 hours/week February-May 2013

Dorothea's Revival Campaign

We believe that every young Nova Scotian should have the opportunity to access Sea School and the rich learning experience that comes from being at sea and amongst peers who are not all alike.

Dorothea's Revival Bash: Ye be invited!

Please join us at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic on Sunday November 18th, 5:30 - 7:30pm to celebrate Dorothea's revival!

Dorothea, our first original sailboat built in 1994 by 15 teenagers is being reconstructed in the courtyard at the Maritime Museum. This event will be an opportunity to thank YOU for supporting young people to take command of their lives through seafaring, for alumni to re-connect with friends from trips and to share our plans for growing our sailing program when Dorothea re-launches.

The evening will include tours of Dorothea with youth alumni, guest youth participant speakers, a slide show, snacks and beverages in the tradition of Sea School expeditions, and activities for children.

Boat For Sale!

OPTI-21 SEA LARKE
ALL PROCEEDS OF SALE TO THE NOVA SCOTIA SEA SCHOOL

LOA: 20’8”
Beam: 8’ 0”
Draft: 2’ keel up, 5’ keel down
Engine: Evinrude 9.9hp long shaft, electric start, new 2003

This is a nice entry-level boat with a large, self bailing cockpit and four berths in the cabin. The
centreboard and flip up rudder allows shallow water sailing and easy beaching for afternoon
picnics. Complete with sails and rigging, anchor, bunk cushions and other basic equipment.

Sea Larke was donated to the Nova Scotia Sea School and is being sold to support the Sea

A few spots left... Hurry!

The Nova Scotia Sea School is looking to fill the last few spots on our boat, Elizabeth Hall, this summer…

Do you know a 14-18 year old who would be interested in an amazing Sea School expedition? Please send them our way! We're looking to fill the 7 day trip in August (August 12-18) specifically. We have bursaries available and (interesting fact…) our trips count towards the Adventurous Journey portion of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Again, there are only 5 spaces left, so you need to hurry.

TALL SHIPS 2012 - A note from our Executive Director

I have just returned from the Parade of Sail in Halifax aboard the Barque Picton Castle Tall Ship! We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to send 7 of our alumni youth and 4 instructors on a two week journey with the crew of the Picton Castle. They are headed to Port Hawksbury and then Pugwash before heading back to Lunenburg for August 5th.

Free Day Sail & Open House Weekend!

Looking for a fun way to spend a summer day out on the water? Come out to The
Nova Scotia Sea School's Free Day Sail and Summer Open House June 23 and 24 in
Lunenburg!

The Sea School is offering FREE sails on its traditional 28 foot wooden sailboat this weekend.
This open house is a great way for youth and parents to see what the Sea School’s 5 & 7 day
sailing expeditions are all about; an opportunity to get a glimpse of life on the boat. The day sail
is open to all ages, no sailing experience necessary.

Duke of Edinburgh and the Sea School

Looking for options for the ADVENTUROUS JOURNEY or RESIDENTIAL PROJECT section of your DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD?

COME ON AN ADVENTURE WITH THE NOVA SCOTIA SEA SCHOOL!

Job Opportunity - Provisions Coordinator

The Nova Scotia Sea School is seeking a Provisions Coordinator starting ASAP. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Provisions Coordinator will support food sourcing, preparation, and packing for sailing and wilderness expeditions.Please read job description below:

Application Deadline: May 24, 12pm
Position starts: ASAP (May)
Ends: August 31
13 week contract, 30 hours per week
Wage: $15 / hour

    Job Requirements
  • Candidate must be 19 or older

Job Opportunity at the Sea School

Job Opportunity: INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT
Deadline for Applications: Friday May 18th

Sea School Founder, Crane Stookey Book Launch Tuesday, May 15th

Crane Wood Stookey, Tall Ship Officer and Founder of the Nova Scotia Sea School Launches His New Book on Workforce Engagement: Keep Your People in the Boat Published by ALIA Press

Early Bird Registration Open!

EARLY BIRDS SAVE $50 on your registration fee!

Option #1
Register for your course by April 27th and save $50
(offer expires Friday, April 27th, 4pm)

Option #2
Refer a friend and if they register you will receive a $50 discount
(offer expires Friday, May 11th, 4pm)

Please note, options can't be combined.

We are now officially taking registrations for our 5 and 7 day sailing expeditions happening this July and August. Our staff are already working on Elizabeth Hall, getting her ship shape in time for the summer.

March Break Activities and Registration Launch Date

Things are cooking at the Nova Scotia Sea School! We finished two amazing March Break programs- One was Take it Outside!, a 5 day, 4 night wilderness survival camp in the woods of Aylesford Lake (special thanks to Brigadoon Village for letting us use their land!) that gave us pretty much all the weather Nova Scotia has to offer. They worked with many different kinds of hand tools to build some tables and the frame for a woodshed at Brigadoon Village.

Revive 'Dorothea' Project

THE CAUSE:
'Dorothea' our first expedition boat founded a whole new kind of learning in Nova Scotia. She is in dire need of repair and new outfitting to make her expedition-worthy. Our goal is to raise $24,700 by summer 2013 so that we can offer youth a unique experience on an original sailboat built by teenagers.

THE IMPACT:
17 years 754 program days 15,000 sea hours 106 expeditions 1200 participants

THE DESIGN:

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