Students enrolled in the winter session of Project SAIL cooked up a traditional Nepalese/Bhutanese meal for the Project SAIL apprentices, volunteers and staff as this session draws closer to completion.
Project SAIL, BMC’s after-school program is cancelled today because of the current wind chill of -4F, 47 knot gusts, and blizzard conditions. Erie City Schools, Project SAIL and the Bayfront Alternative Education Program (BAEP), are cancelled Tuesday, January 7th, as well. STAY WARM!
It was a bit cold, but the wind was just right! Taco the Town got underway with Project SAIL apprentices on Monday. This was the first time several of these kids had ever been on a boat. They all took turns on the tiller, and went forward to be lookouts. We had the bay to ourselves!
On Tuesday, April 16th, the St. Ayles Skiff, built by high school students, will be turned right-side up. “Hull-turning” is a significant moment in the boatbuilding process. Students and staff will lift the skiff off of the building forms and turn it right side up to sit on a cradle. High school students attending the Bayfront Alternative Education Program at BMC have been building the 22’ St Ayles Skiff since mid-September. Erie teens attending BMC’s after-school program, Project SAIL, have also been working on the skiff. The students have built the boat, made the cradle for it, and are already
Project SAIL (Successful Apprenticeships and Investments in Learning) is BMC’s after-school program. It offers an engaging learning experience to teens, ages 15-18, with an interest in hands-on maritime activities.