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STEM Lessons for Everyone! – LAMI Berth 78

September 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Los Angeles Maritime Institute will be showcasing its array of STEM lessons at a special demonstration Saturday, September 15, from 1-3PM. We often teach these hands-on lessons to students on our sailing field trips, but this is your chance to learn about ocean science and how to operate a historic tall ship. We’ll be spotlighting some of our newest educators who are eager to show off the results of their training.

Lessons will include:
Marine Biology – Looking at cool ocean critters, large and microscopic
Ocean Chemistry – Test and discuss the importance of acidity and salinity of ocean water
Navigation – How marine maps (charts) work, and how to plot a course using geometric tools
Mechanical Advantage – The physics of pulley systems used on boats

In small groups, everyone will get to rotate through and take part in every activity.

Bonus lesson:
Time permitting, we may offer an extra lesson on plastic pollution, examining the real (sterilized) stomach contents of sea birds and sand from local beaches

If you’d like to sign up, please fill out this google form to RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/7eEn2A1iRUg89Sa72

This event will be taking place on board one of our traditionally rigged brigantines (they will stay tied to the dock this time) in Ports O Call at Berth 78, San Pedro, CA 90731.

You can sign up for yourself and up to 2 guests. For parties larger than 3, we’d like people to RSVP individually, or call our office to discuss bringing a group. Once we hit 36 attendees, the same form will add you to a waiting list.

This learning opportunity is not intended for families (we have had, and will have other events in the future for families), but accompanied, well behaved teenagers who are eager to learn may attend as well. Even though it won’t be leaving the dock, everyone will have to sign a general waiver to be on the ship, and teenagers will need a parent or guardian to sign permission. Please also note that climbing a stairway is necessary to get on board our ships.

If you have any questions, contact Director of Education Noah Kalb at 310-833-6055 or Noah.Kalb@lamitopsail.org

Hope to see you soon!


September 15, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm