Brooklyn Middle Schoolers Are Launching Homemade Boats to Test Their STEM Skills

A New York organization called Brooklyn Boatworks conducts an after school program for students across NYC to learn STEM skills through the construction of a boat. The teaching model is built to support students who do and do not excel within a traditional school setting, and they strive to create a safe space for students to make mistakes and build self-confidence and social skills. Students also learn tangible skills like tool safety, map reading, environmental education, and project management, and the program culminates with each student setting sail in their handmade boat at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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