If you’re interested in how the new Rhode Island sail training ship Oliver Hazard Perry (which at this point is only a hull and requires considerably more work before it goes sailing) could be used by educators to teach maritime history and natural sciences, tune into a webcast tomorrow, March 12 from 1 pm to 4 pm.
From the press release: A free Educational Symposium on the sail training ship Oliver Hazard Perry, co-hosted by OHPRI, the University of Rhode Island Foundation and the Newport Chamber of Commerce and funded by the van Beuren Charitable Foundation, is designed to explore how educators can create customized courses by combining academic and experiential programs on board the SSV (Sailing School Vessel) Oliver Hazard Perry, which when completed in 2012 will sail as a 207-foot, three-masted, square-rigged Class A school ship.
In addition to an introduction and history of the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry there will be sessions addressing OHPRI’s vision and new initiatives, the ship’s architecture, marine technology expectations, and integration into school curriculums, including middle and secondary school educational opportunities and undergraduate educational interests. Educators from the University of Rhode Island, Rocky Hill School and the Naval Academy Prep School (NAPS) are among those signed up to participate.
The Rhode Island Room at the URI U Club is located at 95 Upper College Road, Kingston, Rhode Island. For more information and to register, visit www.OHPRI.org or contact Perry Lewis at OHPRI headquarters, 401-841-0080.