Visiting a tall ship

Addy Guance and Tony Archino, educators at Rocking the Boat, the Bronx, New York City, take their high-school students to visit the Peking, a tall ship docked at the South Street Seaport in Manhattan. Students were building boats and exploring ecosystems in the Bronx River during several weeks this summer. Today these young people explored a much larger watercraft and raised one of its sails.

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Rocking the Boat on Calf Island

Rocking the Boat takes its students from the Bronx, New York City, to a 5-day sailing and rowing trip in the Long Island Sound. I went to observe this trip when students were camping on Calf Island in Connecticut. Urban students experienced tidal wetlands, sandy beaches, mixed forest and coastal shrubland habitats with many birds and interesting geological features. Several of these participants have never camped overnight before.