Bath, ME, Boatbuilding Program Benefits Students

Student Sophie Gamage works with museum volunteer Lyn Rider. Photo/Maine Maritime Museum)
Student Sophie Gamage works with museum volunteer Lyn Rider. Photo/Maine Maritime Museum.

Lincoln County News: 8th-grade students at South Bristol School have spent their Fridays woodworking and boatbuilding in the Maine Maritime Museum‘s Discovery Boat Building Program in Bath for the past 19 years.

The program was established in the South Bristol School curriculum when Pam Sperry, former principal of South Bristol School, became convinced of the value of experiential learning, according to the South Bristol School website. Sperry then became an advocate to send the 8th-graders to the boat-building program.

Read more about the student boatbuilding program in Bath, Maine.