Are you ready to take your STEM interest out on the open seas? Are you interested in studying the marine environment in the crystal clear waters around the US Virgin Islands? Join STEM Lab 991 in St. Thomas this summer at Sea Base for a STEM-oriented sailing adventure! Spend a week on a sailboat with your fellow STEM Scouts, sailing the ocean and studying the science involved in doing so. You’ll be underway for a week on a sailing vessel or around St. Thomas, USVI, snorkeling the beautiful reefs near St. Thomas. You’ll also study astronomy, navigation, fish identification and coral reef ecology. This is a six-night, seven-day adventure. Registration for the 2022 STEM Laboratory 0991 – sponsored Sea Base Eco STEM Sailing adventure is now open, and spaces are limited, so don’t miss out!
DATES: Tuesday 07-26-2022 1:00 PM ET to
Monday 08-01-2022 10:00 AM ET
LOCATION: Sea Base – St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI)
CREW SIZE: A Sea Base crew has a minimum of six and a maximum number of eight participants with at least two adults, and a majority of youth participants.
AGE REQUIREMENT: Every participant must be at least 13 years of age by their date of arrival at Sea Base. No exceptions can or will be made.
REGISTRATION & PAYMENT:
The total estimated cost for each participant is $1,655 to $1,700. This includes the Sea Base fee plus airfare, taxi, meals and tours. The trip cost consists of following items: Sea Base fee is $1025 for the ship, captain and food. Meals will be prepared by the scouts. Airfare from Ronald Regan, Washington National Airport (DCA) to Cyril E. King (STT) Airport is estimated to be $450-$550; round trip person taxi fare between the Sea Base Sapphire Beach Resort Marina is estimated to be $80 (the taxi cost each way is $40). Meals will be prepared by the scouts.
Payment Amount Due Date
Initial (deposit) $100 With request
Incremental $450* April 30, 2022
Final (estimate) $475 June 30, 2022
If interested to register, please contact Mark Gray, STEM 0991 Associate Lab Manager, at 78548b@Gmail.com. This trip is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All NCAC STEM Scouts who meet the Sea Base age, medical, weight, training and fitness requirements are welcome to participate!
There is one trip available for the STEM 0991 Laboratory which will include provisional crew members from other NCAC STEM units. Sign up for this this trip is “first come first serve” basis.
Several STEM 0991 – sponsored training sessions will be held during the Spring 2022 timeframe. These will (tentatively) include sailing skills, snorkeling, and preliminary marine ecology studies. Attendance by the entire crew is required. STEM Scouts co-registered in a BSA Troop can earn Oceanography Merit Badge over the course of this trip if interested. Direct questions to Mark Gray, STEM 0991 Associate Lab Manager, at 78548b@Gmail.com or Burt Wagner, STEM 0991 Lab Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org