Friday, January 30, 2009

Summer Sailing Schedule Announced

Inland Seas Education Association - 2009 Public Program Schedule

Schooner Inland Seas

Sailing from Suttons Bay unless noted. Please arrive one half hour before listed sailing time

Family Science Sail (Three hours, for families, $40/person, $35/Child under 18) Become a “scientist for the day” as you help monitor the health of the lake by trawling for fish, collecting plankton, sampling the lake bottom and completing water quality tests. You will also get a chance to steer the ship and help hoist the anchor and the sails.

June 26: 2:00 pm
June 27: 9:00 am
July 1: 9:00 am, Charlevoix
July 2: 2:00 pm
July 3: 2:00 pm
July 17: 2:00 pm
July 23: 2:00 pm
July 24: 2:00 pm
July 25: 9:00 am
July 29: 9:00 am & 2:00 pm
July 30: 9:00 am & 2:00 pm
July 31: 9:00 am & 2:00 pm
August 3: 9:00 am & 2:00 pm
August 8: 9:00 am
August 10: 9:00 am & 2:00 pm
August 11: 9:00 am & 2:00 pm
August 12: 9:00 am & 2:00 pm
August 13: 9:00 am & 2:00 pm
August 14: 9:00 am & 2:00 pm
August 17: 2:00 pm, Traverse City
August 21: 2:00 pm
September 4: 2:00 pm
September 5: 9:00 am

Explore Power Island (All day, for families, $80/person, $75/Child under 18) A full-day of history, geology, and ecology aboard the schooner Inland Seas and on Power Island in Grand Traverse Bay. Dress for hiking.
July 21: 9:00 am – 5 pm, includes lunch. Traverse City–Elmwood Township Marina

Maritime History Under Sail (Adults, $55/person) Discover the rich maritime heritage of Suttons Bay, Omena, and Peshawbestown on a three-hour sail guided by the ship’s crew and a guest faculty of local historians. A light meal will be served while underway.
July 23: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, includes dinner. Suttons Bay

Astronomy Under Sail (Adults, $45/person) Join astronomer Dick Cookman as we will leave the dock in Suttons Bay before sunset and sail away from the shore lights for a clear view of the night sky. Our most popular adult program.
August 20: 9:00 pm – 11:15 pm
August 21: 9:00 pm – 11:15 pm

Grand Traverse Bay Underwater Shipwreck Exploration (All day, for families, $80/person, $75/Child under 18) A day-long underwater exploration: communicate with divers via live video and audio systems as they explore shipwrecks and other underwater features in Grand Traverse Bay.
August 18: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, includes lunch. Traverse City–Elmwood Township Marina

Geology of Grand Traverse Bay (Families, $80/person, $75/Child under 18) Learn about the geology that gives our Bay its unique character. From the glaciers to modern human impacts, we will see it above and below the water. Includes lunch and a hike on Power Island.
August 19: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, includes lunch. Traverse City–Elmwood Township Marina

Invasive Species Research for High School Students: Overnight programs for 10 students, offered 3 times. (H. S. Students, with teacher recommendation. $300. Scholarships may be available) Details at
June 29 & 30 - Suttons Bay to Charlevoix
July 15 & 16 - Grand Traverse Bay
July 27 & 28 - Grand Traverse Bay
Invasive Species Field Course for Teachers: Three day intensive program that mixes teachers with working scientists. You will go back to your classroom with stories to tell, lessons to teach, and an unforgetable experience. Contact Chis Crissman, ISEA Education Director for application details.
July 20 - 22

We can custom design a sailing/learning program for your youth group, church, neighborhood, family reunion, or just a group of friends. Give us a call and we can discuss your interests.

Details on all ISEA programs at or call 231-271-3077

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