Post Tagged with: "Rocking the Boat"

Education / Environment

Nonprofit changes teens’ minds about college education

Group of juniors at SUNY Albany

Each February, Rocking the Boat takes its juniors on the road and hosts a tour of New York colleges. This year, a group of about 20 traveled to SUNY Albany, Syracuse University, SUNY Canton and St. Lawrence University.

Environment / Parks

Something’s fishy off Hunts Point Riverside Park

Something’s fishy off Hunts Point Riverside Park

According to the Bronx River Alliance, a local environmental protection organization, the dolphin was a short-beaked common dolphin, and it is not a great sign for a dolphin this young to be on its own.

Education / Environment

Rocking the Boat students take on most complex task yet

Rocking the Boat students take on most complex task yet

After 20 years and 49 boats, Rocking the Boat students are taking on their most complex project yet.

Education / News

Rocking the Boat sailing program garners national acclaim

Rocking the Boat students sail on the East River

Just one year after adding a sailing program to its roster, Rocking the Boat has been recognized by the America’s Cup sailing organization.

Education / Environment

Bronx River is classroom for seaweed scientists

Environmental Program apprentice Alissa Hickson, 17, checking the lines of the seaweed farm she helps maintain with Rocking the Boat staff.

The Rocking the Boat Environmental Program team cultivates a seaweed farm, just off the coast of Hunts Point to clean the Bronx River.

Education / Food

HPAC fair draws hundreds to Riverside Park

Hunts Point students create pens with The Laundromat Project

In a neighborhood with the city’s lowest high school graduation rate, the Hunts Point Alliance for Children’s Back to School Fair brought excitement to students and parents at the beginning of the school year, to counteract that statistic.

Education / Environment

Rocking the Boat hosts visitors from Africa

Foreign exchange students learn about the Bronx River.

International exchange students say they’ll take lessons learned here to launch projects to help their communities back home.

News

Funding for local groups announced

Several South Bronx organizations are slated to receive funding from the New York City Council for the programs and services they run in their communities.

Education

Rocking the Boat sets sail on Bronx River

Emily Martinez attempts a knot, while Kinney Glass, Joe Petrillo, and Zania  (l to r) observe, as part of Rocking the Boat’s new Sailing Program.

Rocking the Boat’s latest addition to its repertoire of youth educational activities, aims to formally educate high school students and young adults in sailing so they can teach middle-schoolers how to sail the Bronx River, and perhaps move on to teach as a career.