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Wanted: Teachers, classrooms, students, troops and others interested in following the 2015 Sea Term

Follow the Voyage is a great way to apply STEM topics in a fun and surprising way. Reading blogs, problem solving, charting courses, learning nautical language, and figuring out geographical locations. While FTV is geared toward middle school students, anyone can participate and we welcome an enthusiastic crew!
Come aboard! To become part of the Follow the Voyage “Landlubber Crew” send an email to Meredith Emery at, be sure to include the following information:

  • Name
  • Title (teacher/parent/student)
  • Town, State
  • email address
If teacher/parent, also include:
  • How many students will be participating
  • Name of school/group/mailing address
  • Age range
  • Grade(s)
Interested in a classroom or campus visit? Contact Meredith to make arrangements.
We also have log books available to track the voyage virtually.

Supplement FTV with research online and open a world few come to realize as this year's sea term brings the Training Ship Kennedy to: St. Thomas, USVI; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Begin preparing for the voyage and check out the blog today.

Suggested reading for any age to enhance the FTV experience:
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch” by Jean Latham, published by Houghton Mifflin
A fictionalized biography of the life of the legendary Nathanial Bowditch, who is known as the grandfather of modern navigation. A self-taught early American mathematician, astronomer, navigator, business executive, and one of America's first scientists, Nathanial Bowditch provides inspiration and drive for those overcoming obstacles.

Contact information:
Meredith Emery, FTV Outreach Coordinator

last updated 10-1-2014 by