Teacher Sails – Our free three-hour Teacher Sails give educators and administrators the opportunity to meet our crew, experience the exhilaration of sailing on SF Bay, and participate directly in COTS’s on-board STEAM programs (see photos below).
Outreach to New Organizations - California Academy of Sciences Curator Jack Dumbacher and I worked together in 2012. In July, I invited Jack and his family to join a Matthew Turner sail, and COTS and the Academy are now discussing joint programming opportunities.
Outreach to New Communities:
- 2022 Juneteenth and the MarinCity80 Celebrations – COTS coordinated with Marin City leaders to participate in both community events.
- Marin City Community Development Corporation – COTS's Director of Education, Steve Kielar and I introduced twenty Marin City high school students to COTS’s nature education programs.
- Multicultural Center of Marin – COTS recently hosted twenty MCM staff on a community sail.
- Golden Gate Audubon staff are helping connect COTS with new East Bay and SF Title 1 schools, and are planning a 2022 Audubon/COTS Christmas Bird Count.
All of these partnerships and more are critical to COTS’s success. As a COTS follower, you can be proud that your contribution helps COTS provide more inspiring youth education experiences, while also benefiting multiple organizations. In 2023, with your continued support, we are poised to do even more.