Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help people of all ages experience the science and spirit of the Great Lakes through shipboard and on-shore programs. The knowledge gained through these experiences will provide the leadership, understanding and commitment needed for the long-term stewardship of the Great Lakes.
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Cast away with your kids aboard the Inland Seas schooner. On the Family Science Sails, the whole clan can make like Great Lakes scientists and trawl for fish, collect plankton, sample the lake bottom and test water quality. Just you and your main squeeze sailing? Enjoy an on-board dinner and the insight of local historians as you sail to local maritime history hotspots on the Maritime History Under Sail cruise, or stay after sunset to see stars and the legends behind their names on the ship’s Astronomy Under Sail cruise. $40+. Call for dates, 231-271-3077, schoolship.org.