A Message from The Chairman
Today’s youth are inheriting a world facing unprecedented environmental issues, emerging technologies and the need for sustainable resource management. The Science Ship™ program and Stevie's Morning Star Adventures© is inspirational, interdisciplinary and will connect our youth to the natural world in ways that the four walls of a classroom cannot. It will motivate and empower students to find their inner voice, continue their educational goals, and career pursuits. It will create an environment that allows innovation, free thinking and dreams to flourish. Our continuing global health, national security and economy depends upon an educated, caring and enlightened younger generation.
Participants will gain a realistic understanding of the many perspectives and factors that go into solving environmental problems. Seeing the challenges first-hand from the decks of a sailing ship, is pervasive in understanding the issues that face all of humanity in today’s world. We have the ability to rekindle the spirit of imagination, creative thought, collaboration, values, adventure and discovery in our children.
Science and technology were responsible for the destruction of our planets ecosystems in the 20th century. Science, technology and our children will repair the damage in the 21st century to provide all of us a sustainable future.
We at Shore Lab Discovery Center owe who we are to an elderly French Naval Captain in his red stocking cap at the helm of his beloved Calypso-Jacques Yes Cousteau. Not all of us grew up to be marine biologists but we found ways to serve humanity and our planet. Cousteau made us think about and appreciate the gifts our planet has given us. He ignited our imaginations. It just wasn’t about the oceans, Cousteau showed us the wonders of our rainforests and our lands. Together they created a generation of dreamers, influencers, innovators and free thinkers and so will we.
Our mission begins with these words from another dreamer:
"We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our touch, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit." -E.E. Cummings
Thank you in advance for your kind consideration.
Steven D. Robertson, Chairman
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