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This Great Lakes Discovery Sail is offered in Traverse City (rather than from our Suttons Bay Campus).
Get up-close with the Great Lakes in this hands-on experience for the entire family. The adventure takes place aboard our 77′ schooner Inland Seas and begins as soon as we leave the dock. You will help us trawl for fish, collect plankton, and sample the lake bottom so we can take a look at all parts of the lake. The discovery begins when you hold fish in your hand, gasp at the miniature world contained in a drop of water, uncover animals in bottom samples, and conduct chemical tests on the water.
Plus, participants work together to raise the anchor and hoist the sails, and everyone gets to try their hand at the wheel of the ship while we are under sail. This program will show you new aspects of the Great Lakes, and help you feel more connected to these great waters. There is something in it for everyone!
Cost: $35 adult; $25 child
Learn more and buy tickets at schoolship.org/programs/public-and-family-programs.
This sail supports the operations of Inland Seas Education Association, a nonprofit that aims to educate and create community stewardship for the Great Lakes.