ACCESS Baxter: Science & Sea

Open to ALL Maine students, ages 15-19

It is the mission of Baxter Academy for Technology and Science to offer STEM education opportunities to as many young people in Maine as possible. We also believe in real world learning, which is why we are partnering with Ocean Passages to give you Science & Sea, a two week academic and nautical intensive. 

Each student will select an area of research that highlights economical and ecological ocean sustainability. While aboard the Harvey Gamage, students will be given the content knowledge and resources necessary to engage with professionals working with lobster, salmon, seaweed, and oyster farms and hatcheries along the Maine coast. Students will earn digital badges for their research. Baxter students will be able to receive credit for their work. 

In addition to academic rigor, students will engage in the intensity of working as a team to sail the Harvey Gamage. Under the guidance of captain and crew, students will learn nautical skills such as chart reading and navigation, sailing terminology and technique, as well as the everyday maintenance and upkeep of working and living on a tall ship. Previous boating experience is NOT necessary.

Tuition is $2400 and includes all meals, lodging, and general trip supplies. Students will provide their own personal clothing, footwear, and foul weather gear. Scholarships are available. See application link below.

The Harvey Gamage departs Portland Harbor on July 22nd and returns August 5th, 2017.

Download the application here. Questions about the program or application process can be directed to our Partnership and Outreach Coordinator: