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Philadelphia Waterborne is a program in Engaged, Expertise-based Learning, rooted in
the core belief that students learn best by doing, especially when that
doing is made relevant — constructively, practically, historically,
culturally — to their cultural environment and to their daily lives. From
that foundation, the mission is three-fold:

* To reinforce students’ engagement in core educational curricula
using hands-on, experiential, and project-based educational

* To ensure that those projects are real and transformative life
experiences for the students

* To engage existing cultural arts institutions — and through them the
broader adult communities — as essential educational partners

Towards that mission, Philadelphia Waterborne offers Philadelphia middle- and high-school students structured boat-building programs that can be implemented at their schools. Small groups of students meet weekly to build 12-foot long wooden rowboats, to jointly explore the design considerations, mathematics, physics, and geometry, and even the cultural history of boats, to launch their completed boats on the city's rivers, and then to contribute those boats to community boating programs available to the residents of their communities. 

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Yes, we are a fiscally sponsored project of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia , which is a public 501c3 organization recognized by the IRS. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permissible by law.

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