Brooklyn Boatworks offers a unique program that teaches boat building, along with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills to local middle school students. Students launch their hand-built Optimist prams at the ONE15 Brooklyn Community Dock and Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Each group of middle school students begins with four sheets of marine grade plywood, a set of plans, and basic hand tools. Students work together throughout the school year to build their own Optimist pram. At the end of the school year each class launches and sails its boat in the New York City harbor in an unforgettable celebration of accomplishment.
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