CCOA Presents Lecture to Santa Barbara on Oct. 20th

Posted by Kinsey
On September 20, 2022
Mystic Whaler is heading to Santa Barbara!

On Thursday, Oct 20, 2022, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) is presenting “Central Coast Ocean Adventures & the Tall Ship Mystic Whaler.” This in-person lecture by Captain and Executive Director Christine Healy and Director of Development and Programming Michael Sheehy of Central Coast Ocean Adventures (CCOA) will share the story of the tall ship Mystic Whaler, her voyage from Connecticut to California, and the plans for her future.

Ready the Dock Lines!

Mystic WhalerThe 110-foot, two-masted tall ship Mystic Whaler and its parent nonprofit, Central Coast Ocean Adventures (CCOA), plan to deliver uniquely immersive ocean-based educational experiences to Santa Barbara. Peek into the history of Mystic Whaler and share in the voyage that brought this steel-hulled representation of a 19th-century merchant schooner from Connecticut to California. See why this majestic ship with its 3,000 square feet of sail is the perfect medium for teaching CCOA’s educational philosophy: To adventure is to discover and learn from the unfamiliar. Preview how adventure-inspired learning is explored through sailing and the sea onboard Mystic Whaler and is central to CCOA’s programs that develop and strengthen STEM academic comprehension, nautical skills, and social/emotional learning. Discover CCOA’s commitment to making engaging experiential education and the Santa Barbara Channel more accessible to the communities of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

Date: Thursday, 10/20/2022

Time: 7 PM – 9 PM

Location: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109

Cost: Free for SBMM’s Navigator Circle Members, $10 for all other members, and $20 for members of the public.

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