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By Emily Hart, 2014 Environmental Education Program Coordinator: I’m excited for my first summer at Courageous as the Environmental Education Program Coordinator. We’ve had a great first week! We have two initiatives this summer to encourage staff and students to take positive actions on environmental issues: Meatless Monday and Waste-Free Wednesday. On Mondays, students in each step will receive one point for a lunch without beef, pork, poultry or fish, and on Wednesdays, students will receive one point for a lunch
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One of the most rewarding experiences for me as an environmental educator this summer was working with the Instructors in Training (IITs).  At Courageous, the IITs are high school students who have attended the summer youth program for many years or are interested in becoming a sailing instructor. The environmental aspect of the IIT program has two main components: learning more about environmental science and learning how to teach environmental science.  Each week, on Tuesday afternoons, I facilitated a mini-lecture on the week’s
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This summer, Courageous had the opportunity to provide reuseable water bottles to all of our young sailors.  Fitting perfectly with our Waste Free Wednesdays and commitment to heightened environmental awareness for our sailing center as a whole, the water bottles provided us the chance to significantly minimize waste. 

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Like I mentioned early in the week, Shark Supporters Week is about helping students and staff learn about sharks and begin to appreciate them as key players in the marine ecosystem. Find some great lessons to educate about sharks at the links below: PBS      Discovery  Remember to introduce science facts about sharks into the lessons so we can all view sharks as the beautiful, skilled predators that they are and not just ruthless man-eaters.  Sharks are always an interesting marine biology
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Every Wednesday this summer is Waste Free Wednesday at Courageous Sailing center.  This means that on Wednesday’s students and instructors compete together as a sailing level against the other sailing levels to see who can create the least amount of trash at lunchtime.  One point is given for every reuseable item that students and instructors use or any items they bring and plan to reuse, such as Tupperware, plastic bags, silverware utensils, etc.  One point is also given for anyone who saves any food they do
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