Education Station

As our celebration of tall ships gets closer, we are excited to announce the speakers that will be featured for our “education station.” The education station will be the section of the festival dedicated to learning about ships and the sea. Featuring a wide variety of speakers teaching about everything from how to sail a tall ship to the history of nautical charting, the education station is the perfect stop for anyone who was an interest maritime history, industries or culture. The station begins its program on Sunday July 19th, running from 11 to 5, continuing on Monday the 20th. Below you can see the schedule for both days, and some information about the presenters. Hope to see you there!

 

Sunday Schedule

Time Presenter Subject
11:00 Eric Dawicki, Northeast Maritime Maritime careers and Mr. Dawicki's personal path of maritime education
12:00 Jay Piscopo Comic book artist Jay Piscopo invites students to try their hand at cartoon art and demonstrates how anyone can learn to draw and create comics. Stand by for adventure with this interactive workshop!
13:00 Roll and Go Maine group of men and women who love to sing "sea shanties" and other songs of the sea. "Whether you're young or old, you're bound to have a lot of fun!"
14:00 Portland Teens Portland Teens share their tall ship experiences from the past 2 weeks
15:00 David Wood David Wood explains how to sail a Tall Ship
16:00 Tim Queeney The ocean is a watery expanse without landmarks or road signs. How did tall ships find their way across its vast distances? We'll look at some of the techniques that tall ship navigators used to get to their destinations.
17:00 United States Power Squadron Boating education for the average boater and opportunities to learn about safety and navigation

Monday Schedule

Time Presenter Subject
11:00 David Lyman Maritime Photography and Video Storytelling, How to document your voyage, tell a visual story, and publish your work.
12:00 Jay Piscopo Comic book artist Jay Piscopo invites students to try their hand at cartoon art and demonstrates how anyone can learn to draw and create comics. Stand by for adventure with this interactive workshop!
13:00 Roll and Go Maine group of men and women who love to sing "sea shanties" and other songs of the sea. "Whether you're young or old, you're bound to have a lot of fun!"
14:00 Captian Richard Bailey As Captain of the full-rigged ship Oliver Hazard Perry, Richard Bailey knows first-hand how to sail a tall ship, and will discuss some of the skills needed for that tricky task.
15:00 Bert Rogers Sail Training, Tall Ships America and opportunities to get involved with sailing
16:00 Tim Queeney The ocean is a watery expanse without landmarks or road signs. How did tall ships find their way across its vast distances? We'll look at some of the techniques that tall ship navigators used to get to their destinations.
17:00 United States Power Squadron Nautical Whimsy – Learn about nautical lore, phrases and history with this presentation