OUR MISSION

SBJSA is committed to making the joys of sailing & other watersports available to everyone, building lifelong boaters & fostering responsible eco-awareness & stewardship of our natural resource, Great Sodus Bay on Lake Ontario. 

 

Fun activities on the water are at the core of our educational/recreational programs & our community partnerships. Reaching out to both locals & visitors, including the underserved, we promote teamwork, leadership, community spirit, & healthy lives.   

  

SBJSA Inc.

7433 Clover Street

P.O. Box 117 , 

Sodus Point, NY 14555

Primary Phone: (315) 333-2079

Summer Phone: (315) 483-8883

Federal Tax Id:15-0585554

United Way : 2459

© 2019 SBJSA.org Since 1956

Website by Foley

STEM EDUCATION

 

There are many connections between the sport of sailing, Sodus Bay ecology and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. At Sodus Bay Junior Sailing, we believe the educational linkage between STEM subjects and sailing is an important one to share with our youth (and probably adults too!).

We regularly incorporate STEM teaching modules in our regular SBJSA summer camp programming. We utilize standard and established STEM curriculum, connected with sailing, that’s already been developed and is distributed by US Sailing, known as REACH.

 

In the fall of 2017 we decided that our effort needed to be more comprehensive and reach a wider audience. To do that, we determined that it would be more effective if STEM modules were taught by skilled teachers from area schools, directly to their students, using our facilities and equipment so that sailing could be incorporated in a more complete program. Exploratory meetings were held with administrators and teachers, with very encouraging interest and feedback for a potential program getting started in 2019.

Our plan was to first train our SBJSA Program Director, Heidi Knapp, via US Sailing's STEM Educator training course, which uses USSA's established REACH curriculum as the foundation. We are happy to report that Heidi completed that certification on 1/31/18 as part of the USSA National Leadership Forum held in St. Petersburg, FL. The next step for us is to re-engage with area school districts and hopefully plan a training event(s) for selected teachers to learn how sailing can be effectively used as a terrific, hands-on way to demonstrate STEM concepts. Students in their classrooms will be able to actually go sailing as perhaps the most impactful way of connecting science and technology to something they can experience first-hand, both on-land and out on the water.

 

If your school is interested, please contact SBJSA President Ed St. George (president@sbjsa.org) for more information about how you can become part of this exciting program for our youth!  

US Sailing REACH Programing at a glance. Teachers and Administrators check this out!

http://reach.ussailing.org/