One of the things that we pride ourselves on at Bluewater Adventures is that we are actively involved with the education of future generations. Each spring and fall we host secondary students for 4-5 day educational trips in the Canadian Gulf Islands - last spring we hosted over 250 students!
The focus on these trips is to give students an opportunity to explore the incredible biodiversity found in the Canadian Gulf Islands. Another educational component is student participation in the operation of the boat, including environmental stewardship, navigation, sailing, meal preparation and everyday chores. These trips are both a fun adventure for students and a rewarding experience for crew and teachers.
Several of our crew extend this passion - for sharing the BC coastline with youth - into impressive careers in environmental education. Take for example Rod MacVicar, a former Bluewater skipper, who has been educating youth for 40 years. Some of Rod’s most notable achievements are the founding of the Mossom Creek Hatchery in Port Moody and the Reed Point Marine Education Centre. Most recently he was also awarded the 2010 Blanch Hornbeck Award for Excellence in Nature Education by the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History.
Congratulations Rod! We’ve been fortunate to have your involvement in Bluewater – you’ve been an inspiration to both students and crew.
Read more about Rod’s achievement here.
To learn more about Bluewater school trips, visit our website.