Focus Session – Education Program Showcase

Education Program Showcase

Showcase 1: Falmouth Schools
Presenter: Jonathan L Radtke  

A representative from Falmouth (Maine) Public Schools discussing how sail training programs can provide high school credit for week-long programs 

Jonathan Radtke
Jonathan Radtke

Jon Radtke has been an avid sailor since college.   Jon was the founding partner of Maine’s first successful commercial assistance towing organization as well as the founding operations manager for Portland’s first amphibious tour operation.  In addition to his marine related pursuits, Jon has been a high school social studies teacher for 25 years and the assistant principal at Falmouth High School outside of Portland for five years.  A graduate of Colby College, Jon earned a master’s degree from Harvard University and currently holds a 100 ton near coastal license.

Showcase 2: Putting the Sea in Science: An Integrated Approach
Presenter: Pauline Dion

Boothbay Sea and Science Center (BSSC) is a community sea and science education center offering innovative, experiential and affordable education programs to youth ages 5 to 17. BSSC opens doors of opportunity in STEM fields through boating and marine sciences, creating career pathways and instilling lifelong skills. BSSC began in 2011 as a community collaboration, with local marine-based businesses, schools, social service agencies, state marine research agencies, museums, and community volunteers. A principle partner is Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. The Boothbay Sea and Science Center has provided unique innovative programs for 4 years, carefully adapting as enrollment grew. BSSC is transitioning to a year-round program with new school-based programs.

Pauline Dion
Pauline Dion

 

Pauline T. Dion is a passionate lifelong sailor, Pauline is the Founder, President and acting Executive Director of the Boothbay Sea and Science Center.  Established in June of 2012, BSSC is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Pauline received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (with an emphasis in Adult Oncology) from Salve Regina College, and earned a Masters Degree with an emphasis in Nursing Education from Boston College School of Nursing. She has served as a Clinical Nursing Instructor at several hospitals including St. Elizabeth’s Hospital (Brighton, MA), Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA), and Maine Medical Center (Portland, ME). Pauline held nursing faculty positions at Westbrook Junior College, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital School of Nursing, Bosotn College and MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Pauline Dion is a champion of non-profit advancement, having held fundraising chairmanships for a number of organizations including Daylight Children’s Center, American Cancer Society, Little Red Schoolhouse, Williamstown Elementary School, Leukemia Society, Boothbay Region YMCA, Boothbay Region Land Trust, Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club Junior Program Foundation, Boothbay Region Student Aid Fund, Boothbay Region Community Resources Council, Camp Sunshine, Boothbay Harbor Rendezvous.

She is currently serving on the boards of First Radio Parish Church of America/Daily Devotions, Maine Preservation and the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library. Pauline chaired the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club Junior Sailing and Tennis programs from 2005 to 2012. Pauline, born and raised in Minot, Maine as one of eight children, currently resides in East Boothbay, Maine.

Showcase 3: US Sailing
Presenter: Jessica Servis

US Sailing’s REACH program, and how they were able to integrate it into the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Series during the summer of 2016 in the Great Lakes.

Showcase 4: “Welcome to the  US Power Squadron Neighborhood!”
Presented by: Don Stark and Shirley Heald

Cooperative education opportunities aboard and ashore with United States Power Squadrons.

 

Don Stark
Don Stark

 

Donald Stark, United States Power Squadrons Liaison to Tall Ships America is a life member of USPS and a life time boater.  In his professional life Don spent 32 years in secondary and adult education. He has 3 sailboats including a gaff-rigged catboat and sails on the waters of the Great Lakes and Coastal North Carolina. Don is a member of the National Safe Boating Council.  Don is a Past Commander of the South Hills Power Squadron (Pittsburgh),  Past Commander of District 7(Ohio and Western Pennsyvania) and a Past Staff Commander of the Safety Committee.

Shirley Heald
Shirley Heald

 

 Rear Commander Shirley D. Heald, Advance Pilot, United States Power Squadrons R/C Shirley D. Heald, AP is currently Chair of the USPS National Program Partner Relations Committee.  She has also served on a National Level as Staff Commander of the National Leadership Development Committee and as a Committee Member of the National Safety Committee. Shirley served as District Commander of District 21 in 2009-2010, and as Commander of the Dallas Sail and Power Squadron in 1996-1997. She currently holds the grade of  Advance Pilot and Coastal Navigator in the new USPS on the water certification program. Shirley lives in Dallas, TX where she is a member of and boats with the  Dallas Sail and Power Squadron.  As a sailor, she has chartered and sailed in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Maine, Chesapeake Bay, and the Texas Gulf Coast.  Shirley is currently retired from a long career in sales in the transportation and logistics industry , with Sea-Land and Ryder Transportation Services and enjoys sailing, playing golf, kick boxing, traveling, and playing bridge and Mahjong.

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Safety Under Sail Forum: Examining the Impact of Fatigue Beyond Watchstanding

Examining the Impact of Fatigue Beyond Watchstanding

Fatigue is a reduction in efficiency or a developed weakness due to over-exertion.  Aboard ship this can occur not just as a result of the physical demands we place on our bodies and lack of rest, that are a result of 24/7 underway operations,  but can develop when we fail to recognize when we create working environments that don’t promote sustainable lifestyles, be it aboard multi-sail daysail boats, or educational coastal voyages that anchor every night.  This session will provide exercises for small group work for similar program type operators, that will facilitate the identification of fatigue trends and work toward developing strategies for mitigation.

Presented by
Captain Virginia Land McGuire Ed. M, Associate Dean for Financial Aid and Student Services, Associate Professor of Nautical Science, Sea Education Association
Captain Rick Miller, Associate Professor of Marine Transportation, Maine Maritime Academy

Captain Virginia Land McGuire
Captain Virginia Land McGuire

Captain Virginia Land McGuire, Ed M, is the Associate Dean for Financial Aid and Student Services, at Sea Education Association, where she has also served as Associate Professor of Nautical Science since 2000.  She holds a 1600ton Ocean Master’s License for Steam, Motor and Auxiliary Sail Vessels and is a certified Emergency Medical Technician with wilderness designation.  Prior to her appointment to the faculty, she served as Master of a number of Tall Ships including TOLE MORE, LIBERTY CLIPPER and OCEAN STAR. Her professional areas of research include Medical Care in Remote Environments, Meteorology and Teaching and Learning Styles.  She resides on Cape Cod with her family.

Captain Rick Miller
Captain Rick Miller

Captain Richard (Rick) Miller is a Professor of Marine Transportation at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine. His classes of instruction include Terrestrial Navigation (Coastal Piloting), Celestial Navigation, Seamanship, Meteorology, and Marine Weather Routing. Small sailing boats on Barnegat Bay New Jersey were the foundation for a career on the water. Rick earned his bachelor degree from Springfield College and a Master of Science in Education from Capella University. He has successfully blended his academic training as an educator with his passion for sailing for more than 30 years, sailing on a number of sail training vessels and with the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School. In 2008 he was master aboard Maine Maritime Academy’s schooner Bowdoin for a training expedition to the Arctic along the west coast of Greenland. Rick continues to be active as a mariner, most recently sailing seasonally as a master for Sea Education Association in both the Atlantic and Pacific.

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Safety Under Sail: Risk Management-Developing Policies and Identifying Gaps in Sail Training Operations

Risk Management-Developing Policies and Identifying Gaps in Sail Training Operations

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Risk Management

In a time where vessel operations are directed by Federal and International Regulations, the move toward a more comprehensive culture of safety management compels us to develop within our own organizations comprehensive guidelines for how we operate.  Sail training programs often include activities beyond the scope of vessel operations but also require the same level of risk assessment and safety management. This session will feature small group discussion focused both on suggested topics as well as provide opportunity for audience members to discuss their own concerns and strategies for managing risk.

Presented by
Captain Rick Miller, Associate Professor of Marine Transportation, Maine Maritime Academy
Captain Jonathan Kabak, Director of Marine Operations, USMMA Sailing Foundation

Captain Rick Miller
Captain Rick Miller

Captain Richard (Rick) Miller is a Professor of Marine Transportation at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine. His classes of instruction include Terrestrial Navigation (Coastal Piloting), Celestial Navigation, Seamanship, Meteorology, and Marine Weather Routing. Small sailing boats on Barnegat Bay New Jersey were the foundation for a career on the water. Rick earned his bachelor degree from Springfield College and a Master of Science in Education from Capella University. He has successfully blended his academic training as an educator with his passion for sailing for more than 30 years, sailing on a number of sail training vessels and with the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School. In 2008 he was master aboard Maine Maritime Academy’s schooner Bowdoin for a training expedition to the Arctic along the west coast of Greenland. Rick continues to be active as a mariner, most recently sailing seasonally as a master for Sea Education Association in both the Atlantic and Pacific.

Captain Jonathan Kabak
Captain Jonathan Kabak

A native of New York City, Captain Jonathan Kabak is the Director of Marine Operations for the USMMA Sailing Foundation where he coordinates vessel operations, maintenance and crewing.  After getting his start aboard Tall Ships as a young teenager, his diverse career in the Maritime Industry has included stints on Oceanographic Research Vessels, Workboats, High Performance Race Boats, and Academy Training Ships. He holds an Unrestricted STCW Ocean Master’s License and a 1600ton Ocean Masters License for Auxiliary Sail vessels.

When not underway, he works as a consultant, developing and delivering STCW and Maritime training curriculum and providing marine operations services. Jonathan is a member of Tall Ships Americas’ Board of Directors, serving as Chair of the Ship Operations and Safety Committee.  He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Jennifer, and their two children Olivia and Nathaniel.

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Safety Under Sail Forum: Fatigue aboard Sail Training Vessels: Sea Education Association’s Case Study

Fatigue aboard Sail Training Vessels: Sea Education Association’s Case Study

Workloads, rest & fatigue have been a focus of the merchant fleet during the past decade.  Many marine casualty investigations include fatigue as a contributing factor. Traditional sailing vessels often demand unique work schedules and watch rotations resulting in crew fatigue. Understanding the causes and effects of fatigue balanced by a realistic schedule for rest can improve your crew’s performance. SEA’s exploration of workloads, watch rotations, rest, and fatigue offer interesting insight into safe vessel operations.

Presented by
Captain Virginia Land McGuire Ed. M, Associate Dean for Financial Aid and Student Services, Associate Professor of Nautical Science, Sea Education Association

Captain Virginia Land McGuire
Captain Virginia Land McGuire

Captain Virginia Land McGuire, Ed M, is the Associate Dean for Financial Aid and Student Services, at Sea Education Association, where she has also served as Associate Professor of Nautical Science since 2000.  She holds a 1600ton Ocean Master’s License for Steam, Motor and Auxiliary Sail Vessels and is a certified Emergency Medical Technician with wilderness designation.  Prior to her appointment to the faculty, she served as Master of a number of Tall Ships including TOLE MORE, LIBERTY CLIPPER and OCEAN STAR. Her professional areas of research include Medical Care in Remote Environments, Meteorology and Teaching and Learning Styles.  She resides on Cape Cod with her family.

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Safety Under Sail Forum: Revisiting Ship Stability

Revisiting Ship Stability

This session will explore the basics of vessel stability. Capt. Adam Slazas instructs the Stability classes at the Maine Maritime Academy. An overview examining the physical laws affecting a floating body – basic stability theory – will be presented along with some of the principles, terms, and procedures used in the determination of transverse, longitudinal, and damage stability of vessels.  The inclination test, righting arm curves, deck immersion and down flooding will be included in the discussion.

Presented by
Captain Adam Slazas, Department Chair, Marine Transportation, Maine Maritime Academy

Captain Adam Slazas
Captain Adam Slazas

 

Captain Adam Slazas, Associate Professor of Marine Transportation, joined the Maine Maritime Academy faculty in 2007.  In addition to his teaching responsibilities which include Ship Stability and Navigation Rules, he is the current Marine Transportation Department Chair, the Senior Deck Training Officer sailing aboard the T.S. State of Maine during its annual training cruises, and Maine Maritime Academy’s Marine Transportation Cadet Shipping Coordinator.

He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Transportation from Massachusetts Maritime Academy and holds and a U. S. Coast Guard license as Master, Steam and Motor Vessels, Unlimited Tonnage.    During his previous seagoing career, he sailed in various capacities aboard vessels engaged in petroleum exploration, scientific research, petroleum transportation, and aboard RoRo carriers trading throughout the world.

Capt. Slazas now enthusiastically shares over 23 years of domestic and international shipping experience with future mariners enrolled at Maine Maritime Academy. In 2011-2012, he was chosen by recent alumni to receive the Academy’s prestigious Excellence in Teaching Award.

Pursuing his passion for the sea and interests in foreign cultures as an avid traveler, Captain Slazas has visited well over 100 countries.

Education Forum: Presentations! How to get and hold their attention

Presentations! How to get and hold their attention

Being passionate and knowledgeable about your program is good, but not enough to give high impact presentations. In this workshop, our dynamic instructor, Bryan Bissell from Dale Carnegie Training, will lead you through exercises that will help you plan presentations and then deliver them in ways that both grab and keep the attention of your audience. Whether you present to inform, persuade or sell, you will leave this session with techniques that will make a difference.

Presented by: Brian Bissell, Dale Carnegie

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Dale Carnegie Training sharpens skills and improves performance of people and organizations through leadership, sales, communication and employee engagement programs. Bryan Bissell holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Now a Vermont resident, Bryan sells and delivers Dale Carnegie programs in both the United States and South Africa.

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Sea Education Association Reception

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Sea Education Association (SEA) Reception

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:30 P.M.
Location: Rosa Mexicana, (155 Seaport Blvd) across the street from the convention center

Please join President Peg Brandon, W-48, and Victoria Smith, Alumni Relations Coordinator, for an alumni and SEA community reception to network, reconnect, and learn the latest SEA news.

The SEA Community reception is open to SEA alumni, current & past crew, faculty, staff and colleagues.

To RSVP and for more information, please click here

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