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2018 Principal Instructor Application

This application must be completed, signed and be accompanied by your resume (attached at bottom).

Application deadline: Preference will be given to applications received by December 31, 2017.


I am applying for the following position(s) (required, you may check more than one):Session I: Farmer and the Sea: Exploring Maine AquacultureSession II: Points of View: Art and Science of SailingSession III: Hook, Line and Sinker: Gulf of Maine FisheriesSession IV: Tech and Trash: Marine Technology and Marine DebrisSession V: WOTS: Women of the Sea


Educational Background



Water Safety and Certifications

US Sailing Level 1
US Sailing Level 2
Waterfront Lifeguard
CPR/First Aid/AED
USCG License




Personal Statements



References


Please list the names, relationship to you and contact information (phone and/or email) of three individuals who will provide a reference for you. Former employers and teachers are highly recommended. We do not accept references from your personal friends or relatives.


















How did you find out about BSSC?





I hereby attest that the information contained herein is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I hereby authorize the Boothbay Sea and Science Center and/or its agents to make an independent investigation of my background (aka Background Check), references, character and past employment for the purpose of confirming the information contained on this application and/or obtaining other information that may be material to my qualifications for employment.

I release the Boothbay Sea and Science Center and/or its agents and any person or entity that provides information pursuant to this authorization from any and all liabilities, claims or lawsuits in regards to the information obtained from any of the above referenced sources used.

Your name in the box below qualifies as your signature on this application.









2018 Waterfront Director Application

This application is for the position of Waterfront Director.

This application must be completed and your resume attached at the end. Please note required fields.

Application deadline: December 1, 2017 (for consideration in first round of review)


Educational Background



Water Safety and Certifications

US Sailing Level 1
US Sailing Level 2
Waterfront Lifeguard
CPR/First Aid/AED
USCG License




Personal Statements



References


Please list the names, relationship to you and contact information (phone and/or email) of three individuals who will provide a reference for you. Former employers and teachers are highly recommended. We do not accept references from your personal friends or relatives.


















How did you find out about BSSC?





I hereby attest that the information contained herein is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I hereby authorize the Boothbay Sea and Science Center and/or its agents to make an independent investigation of my background (aka Background Check), references, character and past employment for the purpose of confirming the information contained on this application and/or obtaining other information that may be material to my qualifications for employment.

I release the Boothbay Sea and Science Center and/or its agents and any person or entity that provides information pursuant to this authorization from any and all liabilities, claims or lawsuits in regards to the information obtained from any of the above referenced sources used.

Your name in the box below qualifies as your signature on this application.









2018 Science and Sailing Instructor Application

Please use this application to apply for the position of Science Instructor and/or Sailing Instructor.

This application must be completed and your resume attached at the end. Please note required fields.

Application deadline: December 1, 2017 (for consideration in first round of review)


I am applying for the following position(s) (required):Science InstructorSailing Instructor


Educational Background



Water Safety and Certifications

US Sailing Level 1
US Sailing Level 2
Waterfront Lifeguard
CPR/First Aid/AED
USCG License




Personal Statements



References


Please list the names, relationship to you and contact information (phone and/or email) of three individuals who will provide a reference for you. Former employers and teachers are highly recommended. We do not accept references from your personal friends or relatives.


















How did you find out about BSSC?





I hereby attest that the information contained herein is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I hereby authorize the Boothbay Sea and Science Center and/or its agents to make an independent investigation of my background (aka Background Check), references, character and past employment for the purpose of confirming the information contained on this application and/or obtaining other information that may be material to my qualifications for employment.

I release the Boothbay Sea and Science Center and/or its agents and any person or entity that provides information pursuant to this authorization from any and all liabilities, claims or lawsuits in regards to the information obtained from any of the above referenced sources used.

Your name in the box below qualifies as your signature on this application.









Adam Ezra Group concert to benefit Boothbay Sea and Science Center

The Adam Ezra Group believes their mission is making music that is “capable of nothing less than changing the world.”

The Boothbay Sea and Science Center’s mission is to inspire individuals to “strengthen themselves and their community through the enjoyment of the sea.”

When the Adam Ezra Group (AEG) takes the stage in East Boothbay on Monday, July 31, it will be in support of a program believing that “everyone deserves a chance to experience and enjoy the water, regardless of financial means.” All proceeds from the concert will go directly to the Boothbay Sea and Science Center.

BSSC is a non-profit program for young people in grades K-12. In its fifth year of operation, BSSC offers a program that opens horizons on marine related vocations and opportunities while collaborating with existing private businesses and non-profit organizations, such as Ocean Point Marina, Bigelow Laboratory, Darling Marine Center, Washburn & Doughty, Rozalia Project, Nathaniel Wilson Sailmaker, Fresh Maine Sea Farm, Paul E. Luke Boatbuilders and many other organizations making BSSC successful. The outcome is a multi-faceted program that embraces and promotes education in a challenging and fun environment.

New to BSSC offerings this season is “Women of the Sea” an integrated two week STEM-based marine biology and sailing program for Maine high school young women. “Women of the Sea” is offered jointly with the Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership
For the past year and a half, Adam Ezra, the bands front man, has been writing and collaborating with John Oates of Hall and Oates and recently performing their first co-written song “All I Am.”

The group recently released a new album, “Hurricane Wind,” which speaks to an elemental, overpowering force of nature; a quality AEG believes exists in every human being and can be magnified through the unifying power of music. Adam Ezra also has a non-profit called Rally Sound whose mission is “to inspire communities . . . by helping create and organize socially conscious live music events.” Each year Rally Sound plays benefit concerts raising money for various causes. Rally Sound has raised money for the Greater Boston Food Bank and latter this summer will raise money for homeless veterans.

The concert will be held at The Barn at 29 Summerhaven Lane in East Boothbay on Monday, July 31 at 7 p.m. For tickets and further information go to: boothbayseaandsciencecenter.org, Or email Pauline directly at: info@boothbayseaandsciencecenter.org

 

Boothbay Sea and Science Center receives grant

The Boothbay Sea and Science Center is one of seven area nonprofit organizations to share in a $25,000 grant from the Lincoln County Committee of the Maine Community Foundation. Money from the grant is to be used to help fund a 10-month program for fourth, fifth and sixth-grade students to explore the science of seaweed farming.

 

The Lincoln County Fund is a permanent endowment that supports projects and nonprofits that strengthen communities in the county. The Maine Community Foundation is a statewide organization that works donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people.

Join us for some summer musical fun

And help us keep our promise that no child will be left sitting on the dock

The Boothbay Sea and Science Center is excited to announce a concert and VIP reception with The Adam Ezra Group to benefit BSSC’s integrated sailing and marine science program.

Date: Monday, July 31

 

VIP Reception (includes concert ticket):

Bob & Kate Horgan’s home
29 Summer Haven Place
East Boothbay, Maine 04544

Cocktails and dinner with Adam Ezra
6 – 7 p.m.
$100/person (limited number of tickets available)

 

Concert only:

At the barn
7 – 10 p.m.
$75/person (limited number of tickets available)
wine, beer, beverages and snacks

 

All proceeds from the concert go to benefit the Boothbay Sea and Science Center. The cost of your ticket is your donation.

 

 



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BSSC is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, all donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law.

Summer 2017 Staff

Providing affordable waterfront access for Maine and summering youth is one of the driving forces behind the BSSC. Our goal is to get kids out on the water, to row and sail a boat, to get wet, and to learn through experience.   This type of hands-on experience builds not only knowledge, but a passion to learn and do more.  Creating opportunities for all youngsters to gain this kind of experience is at the core of the Boothbay Sea and Science Center’s mission.

Principal Instructors

Sarah Currier
Session I: Gulf of Maine Fisheries & Session IV: Exploring Maine Aquaculture

Sarah is a K-8 teacher whose experience and background in education have allowed her to work in fostering the development of young minds through creative experiences.  Sarah’s teaching experiences include math, literacy, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) for special and regular education, as well as gifted and talented students.  Mrs. Currier and her students study aquaculture through fresh and salt water aquaponics where aquatic animals and plants grow together in integrated systems. She organized an after school science club for grades 4-6, coached a grade 6 seaperch ROV team to second place in 2016, and studied, raised, and released endangered atlantic salmon with her students.   Students in Mrs. Currier’s class also learn about aviation and wind by building and flying their own glider.  Sarah coached a successful Odyssey of the Mind team as well as the YMCA swim team.  Sarah also serves as a board member and secretary of the BHYC Jr. Program Foundation, and served as Chair of the Wiscasset Garden Club Youth Activities.  Mrs. Currier is a trained teacher certified in K-8 education, and is certified in First Aid / CPR / AED.  Mrs. Currier holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Child Development Family Relations from the University of Maine.

 

Anneliese (Lili) Pugh
Session II: Marine Technology and Marine Debris

Lili earned her BA Degree in  biology and German from Colby College and a MS in Oceanography from the University of Maine. Her Graduate Research  included cruises to the Gulf of Mexico and Gulf of Maine Lili’s college field courses took her to Anguilla and BWI. Currently Lili is the K – 12 Education Coordinator at the UMaine Darling Marine Center where she teaches marine science that includes biology, ecology, basic chemistry, basic physical properties, and marine technology. Lili was a Teacher Naturalist at Massachusetts Audubon for seven years.  “I’m excited to have the opportunity to use my skills in marine technology and issues of marine debris.” She’s a lifelong swimmer and is currently a US Master Swimmer.  Lili plays the piano, guitar, recorder and violin.

 

Robert Mason Branch
Session III: Art and Science of Sailing

Mason is an artist and educator who has taught at all levels, including AP studio art and art history.  He has worked in public and independent schools in Washington DC, Philadelphia, Fort Worth and Austin TX.  He has received a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston and an MFA in painting from American University. He has been involved in all aspects of schools from chairing a Fine Arts department to leading students on overnight camping trips to coaching.  During graduate school he spent time living and studying in Perugia, Italy. He was born during the summer in Boothbay and grew up sailing.  He raced sailboats in High School and taught sailing for many years. He is a landscape painter and enjoys painting pictures of the Maine Coastline. He is excited to be a part of the Boothbay Sea and Science Center.

 

Carla Scocchi
Session V: Women Of The Sea – WOTS

Carla comes to the Women of The Sea program with a background in experiential marine education. Her work experience includes a tenure at Sea Education Association (SEA Semester) in Woods Hole, MA, where she taught oceanography, nautical science, maritime history, and leadership at the undergraduate and high school level while at sea aboard sailing school vessels. In 2014, she was the Director of the Science Program at Boothbay Sea & Science Center, where she helped pilot marine science programs for children ages 5 -17. Carla has also applied her skills as an educator and mariner to the admissions & outreach department at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine, where she had the wonderful opportunity to help hundreds of Maine students plan for their future. Carla holds a B.Sc. from the University of Rhode Island in marine biology, a USCG merchant mariner’s license, a physical and life science teaching certification, and is currently a candidate for a Master’s in Science Teaching (MST) degree through the University of Maine’s RiSE (Research in STEM Education) Center, where she researches how students analyze and interpret scientific data.

Instructors

 

Huxley Conner
Huxley grew up in the area around New Haven, Connecticut, sailing and spending hours at the beach. His love for aquatic ecosystems grew when he enrolled in a magnet high school specializing in aquaculture and marine technology. This unique school gave him the skills necessary to work for four summers as a dockhand, maintenance worker, and eventually dockmaster at a local boatyard. Meanwhile, he’s been spending the rest of the year at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine studying marine science and small vessel operations, a perfect combination for his interests. “I learned about Boothbay Sea and Science Center through a member of the Castine community who encouraged me to apply. I’m looking forward to spending my summer in Boothbay sharing what I know…as well as learning a lot myself”!

 

Mary (Becca) Ferguson
Becca just completed her junior year at Bates College, and is excited to return to Maine for the summer. At Bates she’s an Environmental Studies major and a double Chinese and Anthropology minor. Becca’s currently abroad in Kunming, China learning about Chinese minority culture and studying traditional Jian Shui pottery technique. Two summers ago she interned at Massachusetts Audubon Society teaching marine science, and last summer  taught sailing at Portland Yacht Club in Falmouth, Maine. She grew up sailing in the Casco Bay area and at Bates where she’s the Senior Commodore of the Bates College Club Sailing Team. “When I’m not on the water you can catch me running, biking, hiking, skiing, surfing, singing and playing guitar, or making pottery!”

 

Nerissa Larrabee
Nerissa hails from Caribou, Maine. She will be a junior at Maine Maritime Academy this fall. Nerissa’s pursuing a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology and an Associate of Science degree in Small Vessel Operations. She has tutored students in science and organization skills with the Trio-Upward Bound College Access Summer Program at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Nerissa credits herself as an “artistic” person who enjoys arts and crafts like drawing, calligraphy, origami, and more. “I enjoy learning new things, doing science, and sharing what I know. I enjoy arts and crafts, running, reading, and exploring the outdoors”.

 

Anna Sirois
A June 2017 graduate from Lincoln Academy, Anna will be attending St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada this fall.  During this academic year, Anna was honored with Scholastic Arts “Gold Key” Award for her artwork. This is Anna’s fourth summer at the BSSC.  During summers 2015 and 2016, Anna played a key role at the Center as a Junior Instructor. Today, Anna is not only excited about continuing to expand her abilities as an artist but also looking forward to sailing with the BSSC students.  Anna is the author and illustrator of the soon to be released Boothbay Sea and Science Center Coloring Book. She expects that the coloring book will be a big hit with local and visiting children and hopes that it will be one of the many ways that BSSC helps connect Maine and summering youth with the sea and marine science. “I’m looking forward to working with all the BSSC participants and sharing my passion for art and the sea.”

 

Nathaniel (Nathan) Graves
Nathan credits his passion and commitment for sailing to the Boothbay Sea and Science Center… crewing aboard Belle Aventure (an 84 ft. ketch built in 1929), participating in the US Naval Sea Scout program, racing on the Boothbay Region High School Sailing Team and apprenticing at Cross Point Yachts.   As one of the 19 participants at the Center during its inaugural summer in 2013, he felt a change in his attitude toward the ocean and toward kids who enjoy sailing. “I started realizing that sailing on the ocean was a huge responsibility that I liked and that the kids that I sailed with were more positive about things in life.” This will be Nathan’s second summer as a BSSC Junior Instructor. “It’s easy to see weaknesses but I want to play a part in developing and applying solutions that add to the quality of the Program experience.”

Apprentice Instructors

 

Adam Sirois
Adam started sailing at BSSC in 2013 – the Center’s inaugural summer. This will be Adam’s first summer as a BSSC Apprentice Instructor – a role he has been aspiring to since summer 2013. Adam will be a freshman at Lincoln Academy in the fall. Because of his commitment and focused sense of responsibility for his learning, he sees a great fit between himself and BSSC.  Under the direction of the Principal Instructors, Adam’s looking forward to providing safe and fun hands on learning experiences and sharing his intense spirit of good sportsmanship.

 

Colin Campbell
Colin was introduced to the Boothbay Sea and Science Center as a student in the 2016 Stay’s’l Program. When asked, he admits that his initial uncertainty about his fit with BSSC was quickly changed when he realized how much he wanted to know and how much he had to offer.  Always there to lend a helping hand, BSSC welcomes Colin this summer as an Apprentice Instructor.  In his own words …“I liked being here and want to come back (next summer). It feels good to be here. I learned a lot of new things like sailing, rowing, and about sea creatures. I went outside my comfort zone and it made me feel good about myself. I liked the whole thing.”

Women of the Sea


Who: Female high school students in grades 9 – 12 (Fall 2018)

When: TBA

Where: Boothbay Sea and Science Center, Hurricane Island and S/V Vela

Cost:  TBA

Description:
This program is an integrated two-week STEM-based marine biology and sailing program for Maine High School young women and offered jointly through the Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership and the Boothbay Sea and Science Center. Twelve participants will spend two weeks learning about oceanography, marine biology, maritime history, sustainability, marine technology, marine debris, etc. on Hurricane Island and aboard a sailing vessel. Students will be split into 2 groups of 6, each experiencing one week of programming on Hurricane Island and the other week learning aboard Vela, a 50-foot gaff headed sloop that will travel between the Boothbay Sea and Science Center in East Boothbay and Hurricane Island. All students will spend 2 days on Hurricane Island in the middle of the program for teambuilding and leadership programming. The program will culminate in a community presentation of student findings at BSSC.

This program is in its pilot year with the intention of creating a long-lasting and broad-reaching program that focuses on providing Maine young women with STEM experiences. As both organizations are focused on collaborating to share resources and provide transformative experiences through research and experiential science education, the goal is to continue this collaboration for years to come. Take your summer experience to the next level with learning and adventure at-sea with other young women who share your passion and excitement about the world around them!

Giving Tuesday

In the spirit of giving, please join us in celebrating Giving Tuesday by making an online donation to the Boothbay Sea and Science Center.