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Rowing and Growing

Rowing and Growing

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Manny Delgado wants everyone to get out on the water. As program director and coach of the Sagamore Rowing Association (SRA) based in Oyster Bay, he’s shaping the association to be completely open and accommodating. “Anyone who wants to row, we want to make it happen,” he says. “We find a way to say […]

Big and Small Creatures

Big and Small Creatures

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Looking out across the Long Island Sound, you might just see a reflection of the sky and passing boats, but another world exists below the water. It’s amazing to think about all the different living things that thrive in our waters, from huge whales to teeny plankton. North Atlantic right whales are the largest […]

Kayaking 101 Start Online or on the Water?

Kayaking 101 Start Online or on the Water?

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. If you’re new to kayaking and want to take a day trip, what’s the best way to be prepared and proceed? I wondered if new paddlers would be better off taking an online instructional safety course first or just going by the seat of their pants and learning by the waterside. I tried both […]

Preserving History:  Raising Saddle Rock Grist Mill Awareness

Preserving History: Raising Saddle Rock Grist Mill Awareness

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Overlooking Little Neck Bay in Great Neck is the centuries-old Saddle Rock Grist Mill. It was built in the 1700s and the mill that boaters see today was reconstructed in 1850. It stands as a reminder that Long Islanders once depended on mills to grind grain and corn, staples in economic life. Its continuing existence […]

A Boating Approach to Math Education

A Boating Approach to Math Education

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. Joe Youcha knows that the best education is not a one-way street. As director of Building to Teach, an organization that works with underserved students, Youcha designs and builds boats together with the students. Designing and building boats teaches students new math skills and helps them acquire new strategies for the job market. Building […]