Archive for 2012

Wednesday June 13, 2012 – Wednesday June 13, 2012

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Bacharach Accessible Sailing Class

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Just-Sailing was honored to be asked to guest blog on the Arc of Atlantic County’s blog today about their adventures in Accessible Sailing last weekend at Just-Sailing. Check out the post  at The Arc of Atlantic County Blog.

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We built and installed a rain barrel last week at Just-Sailing. The 55 gallon barrel was first filled in a 12 hour rain. It is amazing to see how quickly the barrel fills and how much water you are collecting. We use the collected rain water to wash down boats and water the flowers. This saves us time and money all while being green. When you think about it, rain water should be collected and used. Why wouldn’t we collect it?

Just-Sailing partnered with the NJ Watershed Ambassador and AmeriCorps Programs hosted by NJ Department of Environment Protection‘s Division of Watershed Management to host a Rain Barrel Workshop on Saturday, April 7th, between 3-5 pm at Lake Lenape East by the Lighthouse in Mays Landing to promote water conservation. This program is facilitated by Watershed Ambassador Alice Riordan and is open to the community. According to Storm Water Management, by installing a rain barrel at your home you will reduce flooding in your yard or your basement, by collecting the water and using it for watering plants or slowly releasing it and allowing it to sink into the ground while protecting our rivers and streams. Water stored in your rain barrel is water that won’t rush off into our streams. By decreasing the volume of storm runoff, rain barrels also help moderate stream erosion and the resulting pollution that is impairing our waterways.

The suggested donation is $10 to attend the workshop and learn how to make your own water barrel and $40 for those that would like to attend the workshop and bring a completed water barrel home with them. All donations benefit the Accessible Sailing Program for individuals with special needs ages 10 and up. To sign up register at www.just-sailing.org/calendar or contact Jessica Servis by phone at 609-214-5176 or by email Jessica@just-sailing.org.

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Wednesday April 18, 2012 – Thursday April 19, 2012

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Marine Science Speaker: The Rozalia Project will present Wednesday, April 18th at Just-Sailing from 4:30-6:30pm. This is a free presentation focusing on marine Debris and what we are doing about it. There will be dockside marine debris missions where we have a brief, interactive discussion about marine debris followed by an introduction to the ROV (remotely operated vehicle) and sonar. They will launch the ROV and hunt for trash and bring back to the surface, catalogue and recycle. Donations are accepted and appreciated.

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Saturday April 21, 2012 – Saturday April 21, 2012

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Project Based Learning 101 hosted by Just-Sailing

 

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Just-Sailing
Mays Landing, NJ 08330

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Saturday April 21, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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The STEM Education Center at TCNJ has partnered with Just-Sailing to bring you this FREE workshop where you will learn techniques in STEM and project-based learning that you can take back to the students and staff at your after-school programs, adding a new dynamic to strengthen your existing programs.

Your instructor, Chris Anderson, will lead you through a jam-packed day of activities covering topics such as:  Sketching & Drawing, the Engineering Design Process, Hydroponics & Biotechnology, LED Light-Up Circuits and Recycled Bottle Rockets – just to name a few!

Participants will have the chance to win prizes in mini competitions, and everyone will leave with plenty of models and handouts they can use at their local programs.

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Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Jessica Servis

Just-Sailing

jessica@just-sailing.org

609-214-5176

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On Saturday, April 7th Just-Sailing, the ACUA, and Atlantic County’s AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassador will host a Rain Barrel Training Workshop from 3pm-5pm. Just-Sailing will use the collected rain water for washing down boats and equipment and watering our garden.

According to Storm Water Management, by installing a rain barrel at your home you will
— Reduce flooding in your yard or your basement, by collecting
the water and using it for watering plants or slowly releasing it
and allowing it to sink into the ground.
— Provide your plants with water they will love! Unlike treated
water, which is “softened” with dissolved minerals, rain water
is naturally soft. The water stored in your rain barrel is better
than municipal water for washing your car and watering indoor
or outdoor plants.
— Save money and water! Instead of water from the tap or
faucet, you can use the water you’ve saved to keep your home
landscape happy and growing. You’ll also reduce your water
bill and sewage bill!
— Protect our rivers and streams! Water stored in your rain
barrel is water that won’t rush off into our streams. Instead,
as you use the stored rain water around the home and garden,
it will absorb slowly into the ground replenishing groundwater supplies. By decreasing the volume of
storm runoff, rain barrels also help moderate stream erosion and the resulting pollution that is impairing
our waterways.

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Wednesday April 4, 2012 – Wednesday April 4, 2012

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Session 2 – Naval Engineering

Dates: April 4th, 18th, 25th, and May 2nd

Time: 12:30 – 3:30

Ages: 10 and up

$150

Description: Learn why some boat designs use one hull or two. How does sail area compare to boat speed and why? This session will compare boat designs in races the students design. They will take measurements from the sail and do mathematical calculations, using both model boats and boats they will sail. The class includes time on the water learning to sail and apply the concepts from the class.

Learn to Sail with STEM

Just-Sailing offers 3 classes based in the roots of science, technology, engineering, and math with sailing as a platform for exploration. Classes are broken into time on the water and time in the boathouse questioning and problem solving. All classes are held at Lenape Park East in the Boathouse by the Lighthouse in Mays Landing. All materials are provided including boats and lifejackets. Students should dress to be outside.

All classes will be held rain or shine. There must be a minimum of five students registered and paid in full to hold the session. Please register on our website at www.just-sailing.org all checks can be mailed with the attached participation form to Just-Sailing P.O. Box 498 Somers Point, NJ 08244

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Wednesday March 7, 2012 – Wednesday March 7, 2012

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Learn to Sail with STEM

Just-Sailing offers 3 classes based in the roots of science, technology, engineering, and math with sailing as a platform for exploration. Classes are broken into time on the water and time in the boathouse questioning and problem solving. All classes are held at Lenape Park East in the Boathouse by the Lighthouse in Mays Landing. All materials are provided including boats and lifejackets. Students should dress to be outside.

All classes will be held rain or shine. There must be a minimum of five students registered and paid in full to hold the session. Please register on our website at www.just-sailing.org all checks can be mailed with the attached participation form to Just-Sailing P.O. Box 498 Somers Point, NJ 08244

 

Session 1 – Navigate your way to open water!

Dates: March 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th

Time: 12:30 pm – 3:30pm

Ages: 10 and up

$150

Description: Students will learn the rules for navigating US waterways and learn to chart a course down the Great Egg Harbor River to the Atlantic Ocean using local charts. Each class includes time on the water learning to sail, parts of the boat, and points of sail. Using mathematics to calculate distance, rate, and speed students will be able to predict arrival times. They will use science to calculate wind speed and weather patterns. The class includes time on the water learning to sail and apply the concepts from the class.

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Mays Landing, NJ – Just-Sailing, a new non-profit providing accessible water recreation and maritime education in the South Jersey community, will host a Volunteer Information Session on February 4, 2012 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Boathouse by the Lighthouse at Lenape Park East in Mays Landing, NJ.

Attendees will receive an overview of the organization along with detailed information on the programs and various volunteer opportunities.  There are many ways to volunteer with Just-Sailing including but not limited to sailing, clerical work, community outreach, special event, fundraising, hospitality, grant writing and manning the welcome desk with a warm smile. Please plan to join us on the water and learn about how you can help more people in your community have accessible water recreation and education. Preregistration on our website is encouraged www.just-sailing.org/calendar .

For more information about joining Just-Sailing please visit our website, www.just-sailing.org for a complete listing of our programs and services. For additional information, please contact Executive Director, Jessica Servis

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MAYS LANDING, NJ – January 7th, 2012 Students from the tri-county area gathered on Saturday to learn about our local estuaries in Atlantic County from Watershed Ambassador, Erin Walsh. A watershed model was utilized to show students how salt water from the ocean mixes from the fresh water from our local rivers and streams to create a nursery.
The Great Egg Harbor River, located just south of Hamilton and Egg Harbor Townships brings the fresh water from Lake Lenape in Mays Landing and points further north over the dam to mix with the saltwater coming in from the Atlantic Ocean. This area between Mays Landing and Somers Point in the Great Egg Harbor Bay acts as a nursery for numerous plants, fish, and macro invertebrates.
Students gathered around the model to send rain water runoff down the river and into the sea. “The students, acting as fresh water, traveled from glaciers, to aqueducts, to ground water for drinking and flushing your toilet. They were amazed to see how little fresh water there is on planet earth and how easily it can become contaminated. They are shocked by how dirty the water gets along its journey. – Jessica Servis, Executive Director.”
Just-Sailing hosts the speakers bureau on the first and third Saturdays of the month from 10am-12pm at the Lighthouse at Lake Lenape in Mays Landing.

Upcoming Program Dates

Free Science Program for kids featuring local scientists  from 10am – 12pm at the Lighthouse at Lake Lenape. Preregister online @ www.just-sailing.org/calendar

Jan 21st     Lisa Calvo – Come learn about Oyster Restoration in the Delaware bay with Project PORTS.

Feb 4th     John Wnek – Come meet the Project Terrapin team and see a diamondback terrapin Project Terrapin, Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science (MATES)

Feb 18th    Walter Bien  – Meet local graduate students working in the field of environmental science in the Pine Barrens featuring snakes,  plants and pollinators, frogs, and turtles.

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